Charles W. Calomiris is Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, the Shadow Open Market Committee, and the Financial Economists Roundtable, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Calomiris is a member of the Task Force on Property Rights at the Hoover Institution, and the Pew Trusts Task Force on Financial Reform.
He co-directed the Project on Financial Deregulation at the American Enterprise Institute for over a decade and was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and other foundations. He has worked for numerous government organizations, central banks, multilateral organizations, and corporations. Professor Calomiris served on 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.
Professor Calomiris is the author of numerous books and academic articles in the areas of banking, corporate finance, financial history, monetary economics, and economic development. In 2010-2011, he will be a Houblon-Norman Senior Fellow at the Bank of England and a Podlich Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. Currently, he teaches masters and PhD level courses on advanced corporate finance, emerging financial markets, and the history of financial crises. He received a B.A. in economics from Yale University in 1979 and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1985.