Merih Uctum is professor of International Macroeconomics and Finance at the Graduate Center/Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Uctum's research includes work on international portfolio flows and foreign direct investment; international financial integration; financial crises; corporate profits; exchange rates and sustainability of foreign debt and intertemporal solvency; she serves as a member of the Board of Economic Advisors to the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Previously Uctum was the Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Economics at the CUNY Graduate Center. Before joining CUNY, she was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She received a Ph.D. in economics from Queen's University, Canada.