Dominick Salvatore is Distinguished Professor of Economics and the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics at Fordham University in New York City. He is Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Finance University, Hunan University, and University of Pretoria; Visiting Professor at various universities, including University of Rome, American University in Cairo, University of Pretoria, Peking University, University of Trieste, and University of Vienna. Dr. Salvatore is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and past Chairman of its Economics Section. He is also the past president of the North American Economic and Finance Association (NAEFA) and the International Trade and Finance Association (ITFA). He is a Consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Economic Policy Institute, and several multinational corporations and global banks. He is the co-editor of the «Journal of Policy Modeling» and past co-editor of «Open Economies Review» and «The American Economist», as well as past Editor of the Handbook Series in Economics, Greenwood Press. He has given more than 500 lectures around the world, was awarded the Achievement Award by the City of University of New York in 1997, the Order of the Knights of Malta, and was nominated for the 2010 National Medal of Science awarded by the President of the United States.