Joining the Yale School of Management in 2008, Metrick is now its Deputy Dean as well as the Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management and Director of the Yale Program on Financial Stability, which he established in 2013. That focus emerged from his experience with the financial crisis, when he took a leave during the 2009-10 academic year to serve on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors. Click here to see him in the Oval Office (in front of the window to the furthest right).
His academic focus is now on the improvement of our understanding and management of economic risk. To learn more about the launch of the Yale Program on Financial Stability, please listen to Metrick explain it on NPR.
Prior to the financial meltdown, Metrick — a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research — had held faculty positions in the finance department at Wharton and the economics department at Harvard. He co-authored a book on venture capitalism in 2007.
Metrick has been honored with more than a dozen teaching awards and distinctions, including two years (2003 and 2007) as the highest-rated professor in the Wharton MBA program. In 1998, he received the highest teaching honor at Harvard College, the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award, and in 2005, he received the highest teaching honor at the University of Pennsylvania, the Lindback Award.