Sir Mervyn King

Sir Mervyn King

Former Governor, Bank of England

Lord Mervyn King joined New York University Stern School of Business in September 2014 as a Professor of Economics and Law, a joint appointment with New York University School of Law. He was previously a distinguished visiting professor at both schools during the fall 2013 semester.

Lord King served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He had been Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991, and a non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991.

Lord King was knighted (GBE) in 2011, made a life peer in 2013 and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of Kings and St. John’s Colleges, Cambridge, and holds honorary degrees from Cambridge, Birmingham, City of London, Edinburgh, London Guildhall (now London Metropolitan University), London School of Economics, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Helsinki Universities. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge with a first-class degree in economics, Lord King also studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was a Kennedy scholar at Harvard University.