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Paul Schmelzing

Assistant Professor




Paul Schmelzing is an assistant professor of finance, focusing on macroeconomics and finance from a long-term historical perspective. Current projects include a book manuscript reconstructing trends in capital markets since the Renaissance, under contract with Yale University Press. In addition, Professor Schmelzing is the co-author of the Metrick-Schmelzing Banking-Crisis Intervention Database, and currently works on paper projects in the area of monetary economics and asset pricing. 

Schmelzing also holds an appointment as a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 

In addition, he is a One Bank visitor at the Bank of England, after serving as a visiting researcher at the BoE’s Research Hub from 2016 to 2021. Other academic experience includes appointments as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution (2017-2019), and as a research assistant for Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff at Harvard. Outside of academia, Schmelzing's professional experience includes work at the German Bundestag's finance committee, Goldman Sachs' securities division in London, and at a global macro hedge fund.

Over the past two years, he has developed a new course on "Global Macro and the International Financial System" that he will begin teaching at Boston College in spring 2023.

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