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Professor Richard Sylla Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business History Conference

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Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and Professor of Economics, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business History Conference (BHC), the leading professional association of business historians, at their April conference in St. Louis, MO. Professor Sylla was president of BHC in 2005-06. The award is a decade old and given every two years to the person who has contributed the most to the Business History Conference and to scholarship in business history. The first recipient was Alfred D. Chandler, widely considered to be the greatest business historian of the 20th century.