David Backus*

Heinz Riehl Professor of Economics
New York University Stern School of Business

David Backus was interested in 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 was an editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics, a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Literature, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He grew up in Pittsburgh.