Janusz Brzeszczynski is a senior lecturer in the Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and specializes in international finance, financial markets, and financial econometrics. Before joining Heriot-Watt, he held a Fulbright scholarship in the United States and worked as a visiting professor in the Department of Economics, Arizona State University. He was also a visiting scholar at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance, University of St Gallen, Switzerland, and assistant/associate professor at the Chair of Econometric Models and Forecasts, University of Lodz, Poland. Besides the Fulbright scholarship, he was also awarded an ESKAS post-doctoral scholarship at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance and a DAAD doctoral scholarship at Kiel University, Germany. Dr Brzeszczynski has published in a number of finance journals.