Dr. Richard Sylla
Dr. Richard Sylla is a Professor Emeritus of Economics and the former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University Stern School of Business. He is the author of several books, including Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography, Genealogy of American Finance, 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 In American Life 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 served as Chairman of the Board from 2010-2020. He is also a guest curator of several of the Museum’s exhibits.