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Ingo Walter

Ingo Walter

Joined Stern 1970

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-95
New York, NY 10012

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Ingo Walter holds the Seymour Milstein Chair in Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University.

He has been on the faculty at New York University since 1970. From 1971 to 1979 he was Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and subsequently served a number of terms as Chair of International Business and Chair of Finance. Subsequently he served as Director of the New York University Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions from 1990 to 2003 and Director of the Stern Global Business Institute from 2003 to 2006. He was Dean of the Faculty of the Stern School from 2008 to 2012.

Prof. Walter has had visiting professorial appointments at the Free University of Berlin, University of Mannheim, University of Zurich, University of Basel, the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, IESE in Spain, University of Western Australia and various other academic and research institutions. He also held a joint appointment as Professor of International Management at INSEAD in France and Singapore from 1986 to 2005, and remains a Visiting Professor there.

His current areas of academic activity include international financial intermediation and banking. He has published papers in most of the professional journals in international economics and finance, and is the author, co-author or editor of 27 books, most recently The Infrastructure Finance Challenge (London: OpenBook, 2017).

He has served as a consultant to various corporations, banks, government agencies and international institutions, and has held a number of board memberships.

Prof. Walter received his A.B. summa cum laude and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University and his Ph.D. degree from New York University.

Research Interests

  • The global financial services industry
  • Global investment, trade and monetary issues
  • Corporate governance and ethics

Courses Taught

  • Global Banking and Capital Markets
  • Integrated Risk Management in Financial Firms
  • Open-economy Macro
  • Private Banking and Wealth Management
  • Professional Responsibility and Corporate Governance

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 1966
New York University

M.S., Business/Economics, 1963
Lehigh University

B.A., Economics, 1962
Lehigh University

Awards & Appointments

Bernhard Harms Prize in International Economics  
Stern Teaching Excellence Awards  

Selected Publications

Hoechle, D., M. Schmid, I. Walter and D. Yermack (2012)

Journal of Financial Economics.

Schmid, M. and I. Walter (2012)

Journal of Empirical Finance.

R. Smith, I. Walter, G. De Long (2012)
Global Banking
Third Edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)

V. Acharya, T. Cooley, M. Richardson, I. Walter (2011)
Regulating Wall Street
(New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2011)

M. Schmid, I. Walter (2009)
Do Financial Conglomerates Create or Destroy Economic Value?
Journal of Financial Intermediation. Vol. 23, April 2009

N. Krauss, I. Walter (2009)
Can Microfinance Reduce Portfolio Volatility?
Economic Development and Cultural Change. Vol. 58, October 2009

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Bridging the Gaps: Public Pension Funds and Infrastructure Finance

To Address Public Pension and Infrastructure Funding Gaps, Connect the Two: NYU Stern Infrastructure Finance Initiative

Professor Ingo Walter's joint research on bridging public pension funds and infrastructure investing is featured

Professor Ingo Walter's joint research on public pension funds and infrastructure investments is featured

Public Pensions and Infrastructure: A Match Made in Heaven

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Professor Ingo Walter highlights the importance of infrastructure investment

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Infrastructure Could Be Trump's Key to Tax Reform

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Stern's Center for Real Estate Finance Research Hosts Fifth Annual Fall Symposium

Industry Professionals, Alumni & Faculty Gather for 4th Annual Risk Management Symposium

Industry Professionals, Alumni & Faculty Gather for 4th Annual Risk Management Symposium

Economic Growth and Regulatory Relief

Areas of Expertise


  • Globalization & Trade
  • International Economic Policy


  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


  • Credit Risk/Default Risk
  • International Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Microfinance