Eugene N. White set to become next House of Finance's Visiting Professor of "Financial History" at Goethe-University
Eugene N. White has published extensively on the stock market and real estate booms and crashes, conflicts of interest, deposit insurance, banking supervision, the microstructure of securities markets, and war finance – from a historical as well as a current perspective. In addition to university teaching and lecturing he has been a referee for numerous renowned academic journals and institutions. He is a sought-after speaker, not least at Central Banks, and has testified before Congress in the wake of financial crises. His most recent research interests are the effectiveness of government supervision of banks and how central banks managed banking panics before 1914.
Eugene W. White, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Rutgers University since 2005, had undergraduate degrees in history and economics from Harvard University and Oxford University. In 1980, he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois-Urbana Since then he has held academic positions at the University Paris X Nanterre, at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the Stern School of Business, among others, and has been a Visiting Scholar and Fellow at several Central Banks in the US and Europe. He has been a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1990 and has received numerous grants and awards.
During his stay in Frankfurt this Spring/Summer, Eugene N. White will teach a course on “A History of American Financial Crises: A Perspective on the Causes of American Financial Crises.” The seminar will be embedded in the Ph.D. program of the University’s Graduate School GSEFM at the House of Finance.
On 31 May he will give a Public Lecture at Goethe University “Is Crypto a Bubble? A Historical Perspective”: Also, he will contribute with a keynote to a conference on “New Lessons from the Archives: The Evolving History of Central Banking” which he is organizing on 29 June at Goethe University in the context of his visiting professorship.
Eugene N. White is the seventh holder of the Goethe University Visiting Professorship of Financial History. In the context of this professorship, distinguished international experts in banking and financial history are invited to share their research insights and methods with researchers, students, and members of the public in Frankfurt. Cooperation partners are the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE at the House of Finance and the Institut für Bank- und Finanzgeschichte. Previous Visiting Professors include Benjamin Friedman, Harvard University (2015), Caroline Fohlin, Emory University, Atlanta (2016), Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich (2017), Harold James, Princeton University (2018), Barry Eichengreen, University of Berkeley (2019) and Catherine R. Schenk, Oxford University (2022).
The Visiting Professorship was initially endowed by Metzler Bank and Edmond de Rothschild Group in 2014 on the occasion of Goethe University’s centennial. Since 2018 it has been sponsored by Metzler Bank and the Friedrich Flick Förderungsstiftung.