Paul Schmelzing

Assistant Professor of Finance at Boston College

Paul Schmelzing is an assistant professor of finance at Boston College, and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He concentrates 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 new Metrick-Schmelzing Banking-Crisis Intervention Database, and works on paper projects in the area of monetary economics and asset pricing. Schmelzing holds a PhD in History from Harvard University, and a BSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics. He is also a visiting scholar at the Bank of England since 2016, and has work experience at a global macro hedge fund, as well as in financial policy.