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Dr. Charles Calomiris  

Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School

Charles W. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, the Director of Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies and of the PFS Initiative on Finance and Growth in Emerging Markets, and a professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

His research spans the areas of banking, corporate finance, financial history and monetary economics. He is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and of the Financial Economists Roundtable, and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as President of the International Atlantic Economic Society, and also has served on numerous other committees, including the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, the U.S. Congress’s International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, and the Federal Reserve System’s Centennial Advisory Committee. He is co-managing editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation.

Professor Calomiris received a B.A. in economics from Yale, Magna Cum Laude, and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel. His most recent book (with Stephen Haber), "Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit" (Princeton University Press 2014), received the American Publishers 2015 Award for the best book in the area of Business, Finance and Management, and was named one of the Best Economics Books of 2014 by the Financial Times, and one of the Best Books of 2014 by The Times Higher Education Supplement and by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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