Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Richard Sylla Named to AAAS

Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at the Stern School of Business, NYU, and former president of the Business History Conference, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Sylla joins such luminaries as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clint Eastwood, and Jeff Bezos, as well as historians David Blight and Lizabeth Cohen, in the class of 2012 fellows.
   The Academy "is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems." In the words of the Academy's charter, enacted in 1780, the "end and design of the institution is . . . to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honour, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people."