R. Glenn Hubbard

Dean Emeritus and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, Professor of Economics (Arts and Sciences), Columbia University, New York

Glenn Hubbard became dean emeritus of Columbia Business School on July 1, 2019. A Columbia faculty member since 1988, he served as dean from 2004 to 2019, and is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics.

Professor Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida, where he received the National Society of Professional Engineers Award. He also holds AM and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard, Professor Hubbard began his teaching career at Northwestern University, moving to Columbia in 1988.  He has been a visiting professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School as well as the University of Chicago. Professor Hubbard also held the John M. Olin Fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Professor Hubbard is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei, and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television and radio.

In government, Professor Hubbard served as deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1991 to 1993. From February 2001 until March 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. While serving as CEA chairman, he also chaired the economic policy committee of the OECD. In the corporate sector, he is Chairman of the Board of MetLife, a director of ADP and BlackRock Fixed Income Funds. Professor Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York, and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards. 

Professor Hubbard and his family live in New York.