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Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes

Joined Stern 2008

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012

E-mail ashlaes@stern.nyu.edu

Biography

Amity Shlaes joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Economic History in fall 2008.

Professor Shlaes is a journalist and author whose emphasis is economic history. Professor Shlaes is currently senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her syndicated column is carried by Bloomberg; formerly, the Financial Times carried it. She is also a contributor to Marketplace . She recently published a new history of the Great Depression, "The Forgotten Man," (HarperPerennial), a national bestseller. She has also published another bestseller, "The Greedy Hand," a profile of the tax code, as well as "Germany: The Empire Within," an examination of German nationalism. She formerly served as editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal. Over the years, Professor Shlaes has published in periodicals ranging Tax Notes to the New Yorker, Fortune and Forbes. Professor Shlaes is winner of the Bastiat Prize and has served as J.P. Morgan fellow in finance at the American Academy in Berlin and was a DAAD fellow in journalism and history at the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

Professor Shlaes received her B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University.

Courses Taught

  • The Great Depression

Academic Background

B.A., 1982
Yale University