Charles Calomiris
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School: Columbia
Age: 53
Fun fact: He chants in the Greek Orthodox Church.

Finance professor Charles Calomiris is one of the world's foremost financial historians. Calomiris serves or has served as a consultant or visiting scholar for the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Board, the World Bank, and the governments of Mexico, Argentina, Japan, China, El Salvador, Brazil, Colombia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He also has taught many PhD level courses at the World Bank and the IMF, including a course at the IMF on emerging financial markets for several years. In the private sector, Calomiris' list of clientele includes firms such as Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

Professor Calomiris is considered a pioneer at Columbia Business School. He teaches a class on emerging market financial transactions, a course he designed and for which he was awarded a national innovation prize from the business school. He also co-designed the Columbia Business School partnership programs with the University of Dar Es Salaam and the U.S. International University in Nairobi. Calomiris teaches in both programs.

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