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Jonathan D Hoddenbagh

Jonathan D Hoddenbagh

Assistant Professor of International Economics


Jonathan Hoddenbagh is Assistant Professor of International Economics at SAIS and was a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund in 2017-2018. Jon's research and teaching focuses on macroeconomics, international macroeconomics and finance. His current research interests include the conduct and formulation of monetary and fiscal policy, fiscal-monetary interactions, fiscal dominance and central bank independence, exchange rate and industrial policy, and U.S. dollar dominance. His work on the role of financial frictions in amplifying and propagating business cycle fluctuations was awarded the Bank of Canada Paper Prize.

A graduate of Queen's University (BA, MA) and Boston College (MA, PhD), Jon was a Fellow at the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy and a recipient of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College. Prior to attending graduate school Jon worked as an economist at Canada’s central bank, and he continues to visit central banks and international institutions as a researcher.



  • International Macroeconomics & Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Exchange Rates
  • Industrial Policy
  • U.S. Dollar Hegemony & Dominance
  • Financial Frictions and Business Cycles