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Kim Schoenholtz

Kim Schoenholtz

Joined Stern 2009

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

E-mail kermit.schoenholtz@stern.nyu.edu
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Kim Schoenholtz is the Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets in the Economics Department and teaches courses on money and banking and on macroeconomics. He also directs the Stern Center for Global Economy and Business. Previously, Schoenholtz served as Citigroup's global chief economist from 1997 until 2005.

Schoenholtz started his career as a market economist at Salomon Brothers in 1986, working in its New York, Tokyo and London operations. He was named Salomon's chief economist in 1997, and subsequently became chief economist at Salomon Smith Barney and at Citigroup.

Schoenholtz was a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan's Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies from 1983 to 1985. He received an M.Phil. in economics from Yale University in 1982 and an A.B. from Brown University in 1977. He also studied for one year in Marburg, Germany (1978-79) and completed a one-year intensive Japanese language program at Cornell (1979-80).

Schoenholtz was named in 2015 as a member of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research. He also is a panel member of the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

Schoenholtz is the co-author of a popular textbook on money, banking and financial markets and of a blog on the same topic at www.moneyandbanking.com.

Research Interests

  • Monetary Policy
  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Markets
  • Macroeconomics

Courses Taught

  • Financial Crisis and the Policy Response
  • Global Economy
  • Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems
  • Monetary Policy and Banking

Academic Background

M.Phil., Economics, 1982
Yale University

A.B., 1977
Brown University

Related News & Research

Black Monday: Thirty years after

Professor Kim Schoenholtz discusses Federal Reserve chair nominee Jerome Powell's qualifications

Professor Kim Schoenholtz shares his thoughts on the selection of the next Federal Reserve chair

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's joint blog post on managing systemic risk in derivatives trading is excerpted

A Fireside Chat with Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers

Eclipsing LIBOR

Professor Kim Schoenholtz makes the case for why credit bureaus should be subject to more regulation in light of Equifax's data breach

Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors in Portfolio Management

The Economic Outlook Forum, hosted by Stern's Center for Global Economy and Business, is highlighted

Economic Outlook Forum

The financial crisis, ten years on

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's co-authored blog post on the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis is referenced

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's co-authored op-ed on banking regulation is referenced

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's joint blog post on governing global finance is featured

The US Treasury’s missed opportunity

Professor Kim Schoenholtz shares his views on how the US and China can foster mutual economic growth

Dodd-Frank or the Choice Act? Take the best parts of both

Professor Kim Schoenholtz shares his views on the current state of credit markets

Professor Kim Schoenholtz is interviewed about banking regulation and the faculty’s co-authored book, "Regulating Wall Street: CHOICE Act vs. Dodd-Frank"

Professor Kim Schoenholtz shares his views on financial regulation and the Dodd-Frank and CHOICE Acts

Areas of Expertise


  • Currencies & Foreign Exchange
  • Federal Reserve Bank/Central bank
  • International Economic Policy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy


  • Derivatives