Dr. Richard Sylla

Dr. Richard Sylla | Chairman

Dr. Richard Sylla is the Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and a professor of economics, entrepreneurship and innovation at the New York University Stern School of Business. He is the author of several books, including The American Capital Market and A History of Interest Rates. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Small Business and American Life: A History and Business and Economic History. He has served on the editorial board of many journals that include Enterprise and Society, Economic and Financial History Abstracts, and the Museum’s quarterly magazine, Financial History. He served as President of the Economic History Association and the Business History Conference. He has been a member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees since 2004, and the Chairman of the Board since 2010. He is also a guest curator of several of the Museum’s exhibits.