The Catholic University of America
Business and Economics Faculty

John Volpe – Management Lecturer

VolpeJohn Volpe received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University, where he was a teaching fellow. He has held executive-level positions in the corporate, trade association, foundation, think-tank, consultancy and academic arenas.

Dr. Volpe has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in international finance, corporate finance, international business, managerial economics, research methods, money and banking, macroeconomics and microeconomics (introductory, advanced, and graduate-level), and organizational behavior and international organizational behavior, among other courses, at New York University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, and Catholic University, among other institutions.

Dr. Volpe has published extensively, mainly in the area of public policy, made numerous presentations to academic, business, and corporate groups, and consulted for the U.S. Departments of State and Labor, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the government of Tunisia, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and several corporations.


In His Words ...

I believe in being an active and motivating presence in the classroom, reaching out to students to guide and support student learning, and providing prompt and frequent feedback. In addition, part of my teaching philosophy is to remain connected to and active in various professional communities, so that I can bring to my students relevance from the world of professional practice.– John Volpe



Office: 309 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Office hours: By appointment




  • ECON 443 – Applied Macroeconomics
  • MGT 226 – Financial Management
  • MGT 334 – Corporate Finance I


Ph.D., Economics, New York University

B.S., Economics, New York University


Areas of Expertise

  • Macroeconomic public policy
  • International political/business lobbying
  • Managing the distance learning environment
  • Trade association management