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Glenn Hubbard was dean of Columbia Business School from 2004-2019, is Director of The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, and is the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.
Under his leadership as dean, Hubbard oversaw the enhancement and expansion of nearly every aspect of Columbia Business School. He launched countless initiatives to bridge academic theory with the practice of business; and reignited engagement of the School’s 46,000 global alumni community. He guided the expansion of three new extensions of the School’s Executive MBA program; launched four new master’s degrees; and supported the development of curricular innovations in real time, such as the launch of the School’s flagship Immersion Seminars and Master Classes. A prolific fundraiser, Hubbard raised more than $1 billion for Columbia Business School, including more than $500 million for the School’s future home on Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus.
Recognizing the benefits that can come from being a part of an interconnected, research-oriented University, Hubbard also bolstered strategic partnerships and programs across the University. Under his leadership, Columbia Business School helped launched numerous joint initiatives, including The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy; The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; and Entrepreneurship at Columbia, including initiatives such as the Columbia Startup Lab and Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Columbia.
In addition to his prodigious career in academia, Hubbard has worked at the intersection of the private, government and nonprofit sectors and has been actively engaged in national and international economic policy issues. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Hubbard as chairman of the the Economic Policy Committee, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international economic and trade organization where he served from 2001 until 2003. He is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, and previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, United States Treasury. He is a past chair and current Centennial Society Member of the Economic Club of New York.
In the corporate sector, Hubbard serves as Chairman of the Board for MetLife, Inc. He serves on the boards of Automatic Data Processing, where he serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance, and Compensation Committees, and BlackRock Fixed Income Funds and previously served on the board of KKR Financial Holdings Inc. He a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.
Hubbard received his AM and PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1983 and has held faculty or visiting faculty positions at Northwestern, Harvard, and the University of Chicago, in addition to Columbia. Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida. He has written more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, He 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.