George David Smith
- Founding Director, 1982-Present
- Harvard University, Ph.D. History
- Cotton Incorporated
- Dover Corporation
- Guardian Life Insurance
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
George, a founding director of the Winthrop Group, is Clinical Professor of Economics and International Business at NYU Stern School of Business. He teaches and consults on issues in corporate strategy, organization, technology, and international business and public policy. His works include “Anatomy of a Business Strategy,” a prize-winning study of the telephone industry; From Monopoly to Competition, a History of ALCOA; The Transformation of Financial Capitalism (with Richard Sylla), a study of capital markets for which work in progress he was twice named a Glucksman Faculty Fellow; and The New Financial Capitalists: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the Creation of Corporate Value (with George Baker). He is currently working on a history of credit ratings and a larger history (with Richard Sylla) of the American financial system.