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John H. Biggs

John H. Biggs

Joined Stern 2005

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, KMC 8-51
New York, NY 10012

E-mail jbiggs@stern.nyu.edu

Biography

John Biggs joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Executive-in-Residence in 2005. In the current year, he is teaching a corporate governance course and individual lectures in accounting, finance and investments.

Mr. Biggs's background includes serving for more than ten years as Chairman, President and CEO of TIAA-CREF, the major pension and investment firm serving higher education. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Boeing and Chairs its Audit Committee. He is serving as a Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research and is a past chairman of the NBER. He has also served as a Director of JPMorgan Chase, the NASD and numerous not-for-profit institutions. His teaching and academic interests at Stern include the financing of retirement, corporate governance and professional development courses.

Mr. Biggs earned his B.A. at Harvard College and his Ph.D. in Economics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Research Interests

  • Financing of retirement
  • Corporate governance

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Governance
  • Individual lectures in accounting, finance and investments

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 1983
Washington University

A.B., Classics, 1958
Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Accounting

  • Corporate Governance

Company

  • TIAA-CREF

Finance

  • Corporate Governance
  • Mutual Funds/Pensions

Industry

  • Insurance

Management

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Professional Development