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Charles Calomiris

Charles Calomiris

Professor, Columbia Business School

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15 January
CENTRAL BANK INDEPENDENCE: THE PAST OR THE FUTURE? Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall

APPLIED HISTORY: DIVERGENCE LESSONS Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214

Biography

Charles W. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and a Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

He is a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he co-directs the Initiative on Regulation and the Rule of Law. Professor Calomiris received a BA in economics from Yale and a PhD in economics from Stanford. His research spans the areas of banking, monetary economics, corporate finance and financial history. His recent writings include (i) studies that use textual analysis to measure the consequences of risk for international equity markets and foreign exchange markets, changes in firms' regulatory costs, and monetary policy actions, (ii) studies of the consequences for investment and growth of capital inflows into emerging economies in the past decade, and (iii) studies of the origins of banking crises and the role of government policies in magnifying or mitigating systemic risk, including his books, Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (with Stephen Haber), Princeton, 2014, and Reforming Financial Regulation After Dodd-Frank, Manhattan Institute, 2017, and edited volumes, Rules for the Lender of Last Resort, Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2016, and Assessing Banking Regulation During the Obama Era, Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2018. He currently is working on a book entitled Useless History and the Future of Banking.