Richard Sylla

Richard Sylla

Formal First Name
1/16/1940 - present

Professor Richard Sylla is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Stern School of Business at NYU. He teaches courses in comparative enterprise systems and the financial, economic, and business history of the United States. His research interests include historical studies of money, banking, and finance. Sylla is also the acclaimed author of several books, articles, essays, and reviews in business, economic, and financial history. His works have appeared in a number of publications, including the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and American Life.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Professor Sylla is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • He is a Fellow of the Cliometric Society and American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
  • He is also a guest curator of several of the Museum’s exhibits.
  • He has served on the editorial board of many journals, including Enterprise and Society and Economic and Financial History Abstracts.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • He has been the recipient of several awards and grants including:
    • National Science Foundation grants
    • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant
    • Citibank Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Stern School