Charles Calomiris

Calomiris_120x120Charles W. Calomiris is Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and a Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Professor Calomiris received a B.A. in economics from Yale and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. Professor Calomiris also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel. He is the author of numerous works in the areas of banking, corporate finance, financial history, monetary economics, and economic development. His most recent book (with Stephen Haber) is Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (Princeton University Press 2014).
Professor Calomiris is a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served on numerous other committees, including the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, and the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, a Congressional commission to advise the U.S. government on the reform of the IMF, the World Bank, the regional development banks, and the WTO. He is currently co-managing editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation.
Professor Calomiris has held numerous visiting appointments and fellowships. In 2010, he was the Houblon-Norman Senior Fellow at the Bank of England and a Podlich Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. From May 2013-2014, he is a visiting scholar at the research department of the International Monetary Fund.