Ingo Walter is the Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Prof. Walter received his A.B. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University and his Ph.D. degree in 1966 from New York University. He taught at the University of Missouri – St. Louis from 1965 to 1970 and has been on the faculty at New York University since 1970. From 1971 to 1979 he was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and subsequently served a number of terms as Chairman of International Business and Chairman of Finance, as well as Director of the New York University Salomon Centre for the Study of Financial Institutions from 1990 to 2003 and Director of the Stern Global Business Institute from 2003 to 2006. He has had visiting professorial appointments at the Free University of Berlin, University of Mannheim, University of Zurich, University of Basel, the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and various other academic and research institutions. He also held a joint appointment as Professor of International Management from 1986 to 2005 and remains a Visiting Professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Dr. Walter’s principal areas of academic and consulting activity include international trade policy, international banking, environmental economics, and economics of multinational corporate operations. He has published papers in various professional journals in these fields and is the author, co-author or editor of 26 books, including Street Smarts: Linking Professional Conduct and Shareholder Value in the Securities Industry (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1997), The Political Economy of European Financial Integration (Manchester, Manchester University Press and Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997), High Finance in the Euro-Zone (London: Financial Times – Prentice Hall, 2000) and Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking and Finance–What Works, What Fails and Why? (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). His new book (co-authored with Roy C. Smith) is entitled Governing the Modern Corporation, published by Oxford University press in 2006.
Prof. Walter has served as a consultant to various corporations, banks, government agencies and international institutions, and has held a number of board memberships.