Sir Mervyn King, former Bank of England head, to be visiting professor at NYU’s law and business schools

Sir Mervyn KingSir Mervyn King, the former head of the Bank of England, will be a distinguished visiting professor at the Law School during fall semester. He will also have an appointment at the Stern School of Business. Sir Mervyn 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.

“Central banks, global financial regimes, and regulation of financial institutions are important areas of study at the Law School,” said Dean Trevor Morrison. “Our faculty and students will benefit enormously by having Sir Mervyn here to share his expertise and experience on these topics, and we look forward to welcoming him to Washington Square.”

Peter Henry, dean of the Business School, said, “We are indeed fortunate to have someone of Sir Mervyn’s stature and experience on the faculty at NYU Stern. His more than two decades of experience at the Bank of England, encompassing his leadership through the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, will be a rich source of insight for the entire Stern community. Our faculty, who were themselves deeply immersed in research surrounding the issues, solutions, and dissection of the financial crisis, will especially benefit from Sir Mervyn’s extraordinary role in guiding the Bank of England through this tumultuous period.”

Sir Mervyn 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, Sir Mervyn also studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was a Kennedy scholar at Harvard University. Sir Mervyn 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 July 22, 2013