Richard H. Clarida is the C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University (on leave) where he has taught since 1988. On September 17th 2018, he was sworn in as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.  From February 2002 until May 2003, Clarida served as the Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury for Economic Policy, a position that required confirmation by the US Senate. In that position, he served as chief economic advisor to the Treasury Secretary, and advising him on a wide range economic policy issues, including the U.S. and global economic prospects, international capital flows, corporate governance, and the maturity structure of U.S. debt. In May 2003 Treasury Secretary John Snow presented Clarida with The Treasury Medal in recognition for his record of outstanding service to the Treasury Department.

From 1997 until 2001, Clarida served as chairman of the Department of Economics at Columbia University. Earlier in his career, Clarida taught at Yale University and served in the Administration of President Ronald Reagan as Senior Staff Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Clarida has published numerous and frequently cited articles in leading academic journals on monetary policy, exchange rates, interest rates, and international capital flows. He is ,, invited to present his views and research to the world's leading central banks, including the Federal Reserve, the ECB, the Bank of England, and the Bank of Japan. He has also served as a consultant to several prominent financial firms, including the Global Foreign Exchange Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and Grossman Asset Management. From 2006 to 2018 he was Global Strategic Advisor with PIMCO. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and, from 1983 to 2018, was a member of  National Bureau of Economic Research. Clarida was director of the NBER Project on and Editor of G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment (University of Chicago Press: 2007). Since 2004, he has served as co-editor of the NBER International Macroeconomics Annual and is co-editor, along with Jeff Fuhrer of the volume  Essays in Honor of Benjamin Friedman: Special Issue of the International Journal of Central Banking published in January 2012.

Clarida received his BS from the University of Illinois with Bronze Tablet honors in 1979 and his MA and PhD from Harvard University in 1983  

CV March 2018:  CV March 2018     
Courses taught 

         Econ G6904: International Money and Finance 
         Sipa U6018:  International Monetary Economics
         Sipa Capstone workshop
         Columbia College Senior Seminar in Economics

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           On leave 2018-19