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Kim Schoenholtz

Kim Schoenholtz

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012

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Kim Schoenholtz is the Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets in the Economics Department and teaches courses on money and banking and on macroeconomics. He also directs the Stern Center for Global Economy and Business. Previously, Schoenholtz served as Citigroup's global chief economist from 1997 until 2005.

Schoenholtz started his career as a market economist at Salomon Brothers in 1986, working in its New York, Tokyo and London operations. He was named Salomon's chief economist in 1997, and subsequently became chief economist at Salomon Smith Barney and at Citigroup.

Schoenholtz was a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan's Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies from 1983 to 1985. He received an M.Phil. in economics from Yale University in 1982 and an A.B. from Brown University in 1977. He also studied for one year in Marburg, Germany (1978-79) and completed a one-year intensive Japanese language program at Cornell (1979-80).

Schoenholtz was named in 2015 as a member of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research. He also is a panel member of the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

Schoenholtz is the co-author of a popular textbook on money, banking and financial markets and of a blog on the same topic at

Research Interests

  • Monetary Policy
  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Markets
  • Macroeconomics

Courses Taught

  • Financial Crisis and the Policy Response
  • Global Economy
  • Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems
  • Monetary Policy and Banking

Academic Background

M.Phil., Economics, 1982
Yale University

A.B., 1977
Brown University

Related News & Research

Russian Sanctions: Some Questions and Answers

Professors Richard Berner and Kim Schoenholtz offer thoughts on banking, capital markets and the Fed’s response to COVID-19

Professor Kim Schoenholtz weighs in on how Japan and other advanced economies can tackle the challenges of high government debt and aging populations

If the Fed Puts its Stress Test Results in the Shadows, It Will Backfire

The Euro Area in the Age of COVID-19

In a co-authored column, Professor Kim Schoenholtz argues that the global financial system will continue to operate on a dollar system for at least the next 10 years

Joint research from Professor Kim Schoenholtz on the challenges facing the global financial system is highlighted; Systemic Risk (SRISK) analysis from Stern's Volatility Laboratory (V-Lab) is cited

Monetary Policy in the Next Recession?

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's joint research on corporate capital expenditure is referenced

Libra: A Dramatic Call to Regulatory Action

Improving US Monetary Policy Communications

Lowering the Bar on Financial Regulation is Fraught with Risk

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's joint research on improving US monetary policy communications is spotlighted

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's joint research on improving US monetary policy communications is spotlighted

Professor Kim Schoenholtz's joint research on improving U.S.monetary policy communications is featured

Financial Stress Tests for an Interconnected World

Fireside Chat with Roberto Azevêdo

Here’s How the SEC Should Decide if Companies Should Report Earnings only Every 6 Months

Panel on US Trade Policy

Economic Outlook Forum

Areas of Expertise


  • Currencies & Foreign Exchange
  • Federal Reserve Bank/Central bank
  • International Economic Policy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy


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