Richard Grossman

Richard Grossman

Fellow: Awarded 2013
Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Wesleyan University

Richard S. Grossman is Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.  He is the author of Unsettled Account: The Evolution of Banking in the Industrialized World since 1800 (Princeton UP, 2010) and WRONG: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them (Oxford UP, October 2013).  His research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century financial history of the industrialized world, with a special emphasis on banking crises, bank regulation, stock-market performance, and economic policy.  He teaches classes in American and European Economic History, Financial History, Macroeconomics, and Money and Banking.  He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, holds an M.Sc.Econ. degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science of the University of London, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Harvard University.  Prior to joining the faculty at Wesleyan, he worked as an international economist at the United States Department of State.  He has held visiting faculty appointments at Harvard, Yale, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has received research support from the National Science Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.  He has worked and consulted on Wall Street and has testified as an expert witness in federal court.  His academic work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and other scholarly journals.  His opinion pieces have appeared in domestic and foreign newspapers. 

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