Richard E. Sylla
|Residence||Hopkinton, New Hampshire|
New York City, New York
|Occupation||Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, Professor of Economics, Chairman of the Museum of American Finance|
Richard Eugene Sylla is Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and a professor of economics, entrepreneurship, and innovation at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in financial history, economic and business history of the United States, and comparative enterprise systems. Professor Sylla also teaches for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program alliance of NYU Stern, the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management, and serves as Academic Director of Executive Programs at NYU Stern. Sylla is also a guest curator of a number of the Museum of American Finance's exhibits.
Prior to joining Stern, Professor Sylla taught at North Carolina State University and the University of Pennsylvania. His primary areas of research include historical studies of money, banking, and finance, and he is the past editor of Journal of Economic History and serves on the editorial board of many journals, including Financial History Review, Enterprise and Society, and Economic and Financial History Abstracts. He once served as President of the Economic History Association and the Business History Conference and is currently a Trustee of the Museum of American Finance. Professor Sylla has received several awards and grants including National Science Foundation grants, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant, and the Citibank Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Stern School. He resides in Hopkinton, New Hampshire and New York City with his wife Edith.
Sylla's brother, James, who was president of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., died in the crash of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 in 1987.
Professor Sylla has published three books.