Professor Richard Sylla weighs in on Steven T. Mnuchin's appointment as Treasury Secretary
— December 19, 2016
Excerpt from The New York Times -- "'I think he would be controversial — former Treasury secretaries have been top bankers and businessmen or lawyers and they were well-recognized top leaders in their professions,' said Prof. Richard Sylla at the Stern School of Business of New York University, whose research focuses on financial history and economics. 'But Mnuchin wasn’t that famous as a Goldman Sachs guy, and probably not even as a hedge fund guy, so why is he there? Well, he took the job of raising money for Trump.'"