Claude Lopez is director of research at the Milken Institute, leading projects and initiatives on international finance and macroeconomics. Focal research areas are international macroeconomics and econometrics. Lopez brings expertise and experience on several topics, including exchange rate, capital flows, commodities, inflation, and unemployment. Her research has been published in highly ranked academic journals and central banking policy reports, while presented regularly at international conferences. Before joining the Institute, Lopez held management roles while being senior research economist at the Banque de France, the nation's central bank, and was professor of economics at the University of Cincinnati. She has an M.S. in econometrics from Toulouse School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Houston.