NYU Stern School of Business
Richard Sylla is a Hamilton scholar, the chairman of the Museum of American Finance, and professor emeritus of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he served as the Henry Kaufman professor of the history of financial institutions and markets for 25 years. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Cliometric Society. He has received the Citibank Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Business History Conference Lifetime Achievement Award, National Science Foundation grants, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant. He served as president of the Economic History Association and the Business History Conference, and was a national Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar (2015–16).