Eugene N. White is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Rutgers University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He recently served on the Advisory Commission for the Centennial of the Federal Reserve System. Focusing on financial stability, he has two major research projects. The first is a study of the evolution and effectiveness of bank supervision in the United States between 1864 and 2008 financed by a National Science Foundation grant and the second is an examination of origins and management of financial crises in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe.His previous research has examined the housing market boom of the 1920s, stock market booms and crashes, and the microstructure of securities markets in Europe and America. He has authored over fifty scholarly articles, and is currently co-editing a book on historical housing and mortgage markets and another on the economics of Occupied Europe in World War II. He is also editor of a series on financial and economic history for Yale University Press. In the past few years, he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia and a Visiting Professor at the Paris School of Economics and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.