David Backus is the Heinz Riehl Professor in the economics group of New York University's Stern School of Business. His interests include international capital flows, business cycles and capital markets, fixed income and currency derivatives, and Asian and Latin American economic history. Prior to joining Stern in 1990, he studied at Hamilton College (BA, 1975) and Yale University (PhD, 1981), taught at Queen's University and the University of British Columbia, and served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Literature. He grew up in Pittsburgh and remains an avid supporter of the Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers.
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