Charles W. Calomiris

Adjunct Scholar

Charles W. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable, and the coordinator of the Bank Performance and the Economy program at the Center for Financial Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Until 2007, he was the co-director of AEI's Financial Deregulation Project. His research at AEI spanned several areas, from banking and corporate finance to financial history and monetary economics. Calomiris also served on the 2000 International Financial Institution Advisory Commission. Known as the Meltzer Commission, this congressionally mandated group recommended specific reforms of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the regional development banks and the World Trade Organization to the U.S. government.


  • Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, 2003-present;Academic Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of InternationalBusiness, 2004-2007; Director, Program on Financial Institutions,1996-2003; Paul M. Montrone Professor of Private Enterprise, Divisionof Finance and Economics, 1996-2003, Columbia Business School
  • Program Coordinator, Bank Performance and the Economy, Center for Financial Research, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 2008-present
  • Senior Research Fellow, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, University of Bologna, Italy, 2008-present
  • Member, Financial Economists Roundtable, 2007-present
  • Member, Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, 1997-present
  • Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, 1996-present; Director, Center for International Business and Education Research, 2004-2007, Columbia University
  • Research Associate, 1996-present; Faculty Research Fellow, 1991-96, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • External Examiner in Finance, Faculty of Commerce and Management, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 2007-2008
  • Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 2000
  • Consultant, Comision Bancaria y de Valores, Mexico, 1999-2000
  • Congressional Appointee, International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, 1999-2000
  • Consultant, 1996-99; Visiting Scholar, 1995, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Consultant, Mission on Argentine Financial Sector, 1998; International Comparative Study of Term Finance, 1995-96; Mission on Mexican Banking Reform, 1995; Project to Evaluate Japan's Industrial Credit Programs, 1991-95, World Bank
  • Consultant, Banco Central de la Republica Argentina, 1996-98
  • Consultant, Banco Central de la Reserva, El Salvador, 1996-98
  • Member, Federation of American Scientists Committee on Systemic Risk, 1995-96
  • Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1993-95
  • Consultant, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1993
  • Consultant, 1989-91; Visiting Economist, 1988, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Economist, International Monetary Fund, 1981


Ph.D., economics, Stanford University
B.A., Yale University