Richard Herring

Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking
The Wharton School

Richard Herring is the Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking, director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and a professor of finance at the Wharton School, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1972. He served as vice dean and director of the Wharton Undergraduate Division from 1995 to 2000 and director of the Lauder Institute from 2000 to 2006.

Outside the university, he was co-chair of the U.S. Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and executive director of the Financial Economists Roundtable. He is currently a member of the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee, the Systemic Risk Council, and the Hoover Institution Working Group on Resolution Policy. He also serves as an independent director on the boards of Barclays Bank Delaware, the Deutsche DWS Funds, and the Aberdeen Japan Fund.

Herring is the author of more than 150 articles, monographs, and books on various topics in financial regulation, international banking, and international finance. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the Sloan Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Royal Swedish Commission on Productivity.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and his master’s degree and doctorate from Princeton University.