May 13th, 2014 | University

Geithner to partner with SOM

The Yale School of Management is partnering up with Timothy Geithner, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, to spread practical knowledge on financial crisis prevention and response. Geithner served as Treasury secretary during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and implemented policies during the most difficult phase of the recession.

Next fall, Geithner will give a series of lectures at SOM, focusing on lessons learned from the crisis. The talks will be open to the entire Yale community, and will be streamed to partner schools from the Global Network – an international network of schools founded by SOM Dean Edward Snyder.

“Most governments face financial crises with little knowledge and less experience about how to manage them,” Geithner said in a press release. “Through this partnership, we hope to help translate the lessons of our crisis into practical knowledge for the next generation of policymakers in the hope they can reduce the damage of crises to come.”

Geithner will also co-teach a new course, which will involve the open lectures, on the global financial crisis with SOM deputy dean Andrew Metrick. In addition, Geithner will convene a group of senior-level officials from finance ministries and central banks across the globe for a multi-day seminar on financial crisis management, held at SOM.

Before serving as secretary of the Treasury, Geithner was the ninth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice chair of the Federal Open Market Committee. He is currently president of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing.