Irene Finel-Honigman

Irene Finel-Honigman

Research Interests


Spring 2020

  • International Banking (3 credits)
    INAF U6039

    This course examines the workings and trends in the provision of cross-border wholesale (corporate and investment), retail commercial (individual and small businesses), and private/wealth management banking services. It combines a conceptual examination of the workings of the financial services industry globally with the analysis of real-world strategic decision-making situations faced by banks in response to geopolitical, economic, regulatory, and technological change. Banks selected for closer examination include Citibank, HSBC, UBS, Banco Santander, BofA-Merrill, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, and Deutsche Bank.


Irene Finel-Honigman, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs in the International Finance and Economic Policy concentration teaches International Banking and EU banking and policy courses since 2001. Recipient of Title VI, CIBER, ISERP and SIPA Faculty grants, her recent publications include International Banking for a New Century, co-author Fernando B.Sotelino (Routledge,2015) and A Cultural History of Finance (Routledge, 2009, reissued in 2013). She is a Senior Fellow at the East West Institute, serves on advisory boards, consults and provides press and media commentary on European financial, policy and US-EU relations including 2016  US election and Brexit for Bloomberg News Radio and TV, Europe 1, Radio France 24, NPR Radio, Le Monde, The Huffington Post, La Libre Belgique,. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Trade and Finance Association, she has served on the Board of the French American Chamber of Commerce, French American Foundation, Maison Francaise. Previous positions include  Senior Advisor on Finance Policy, US Department of Commerce during the Clinton Administration, Chair of Foreign Languages, New School for Social Research, Director of French Programs, Credit Lyonnais and has taught at Johns Hopkins and CUNY. Born in France, she holds a Ph.D from Yale University and a B.A, from Barnard College. .


  • PhD, Yale University
  • BA, Lycee Francaise de New York
  • BA, Barnard College