Mervyn King, former Bank of England head, joins the faculty of NYU Stern School of Business and NYU School of Law

New York University Stern School of Business and New York University School of Law today announced that Lord King, the former head of the Bank of England, will join the faculty of both schools in the fall 2014 semester. He stepped down from his position of governor of the Bank of England on June 30, 2013, having served in that role for 10 of his 22 years at the bank. 

Lord King will be a professor in Stern’s economics department as well as NYU’s law school. He was a distinguished visiting professor at both schools during the fall 2013 semester.

“We are delighted that Lord King will be returning to our campus again this fall,” said NYU President John Sexton. “The presence of a leader of his caliber at our University is a measure of the talent that is understood to reside here in our scholars and our students, and of the part NYU plays in the global public discourse on the most important matters of the day.”

In a jointly issued statement, Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU School of Law and Peter Henry, dean of NYU Stern School of Business, said, “The world’s most pressing problems—and therefore the greatest opportunities to create value for business and society—do not respect disciplinary boundaries. The fields of law and business are no exception. Lord King’s intellectual contributions—from his leadership at the Bank of England to the class he will teach in our law and business program, to his research on the foundations of economic prosperity—draw heavily on insights from both law and business. Our faculty and students will benefit enormously from his experience, and we look forward to welcoming him to Washington Square.”

Lord King served as governor of the Bank of England and chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He had been deputy governor from 1998 to 2003, chief economist and executive director from 1991, and a non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991. 

A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge with a first-class degree in economics, Lord King also taught at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was a Kennedy scholar at Harvard University. 

Lord King is a fellow of the British Academy, an honorary fellow of Kings and St. John’s Colleges, Cambridge, and holds honorary degrees from Cambridge, Birmingham, City of London, Edinburgh, London Guildhall (now London Metropolitan University), London School of Economics, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Helsinki Universities. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Posted on March 26, 2014