R. Philip Giles

R. Philip Giles

Education & Credentials

  • MBA – Ohio State University
  • MBA, Health Care Management – Boston University School of Management
  • Ph.D., Business Economics – Columbia University



Philip Giles is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, where he teaches courses in money and financial markets including Debt Markets, Capital Markets and Investments, The Money Markets: Domestic and International and Banking and the Money Markets. He has also been a contributor to several finance handbooks, most recently authoring the chapter “The American Banking System” as part of Wiley’s Handbook of Finance, edited by Frank J. Fabozzi, and has conducted a course for business press writers at Columbia’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program. He began his career as a systems analyst with Rockwell International, developing and utilizing large-scale digital simulation models for air-to-air missiles.

Professor Giles provides on-site customized instruction in financial markets and banking topics for financial services corporations and organizations serving the financial sector. His clients have included JPMorgan Chase, Moody’s Investors Service, Calyon, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Brown Brothers Harriman, Bank of China, Wachovia, RBS Greenwich Capital, Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the Mortgage Bankers Association. Outside of the U.S., Professor Giles has lectured on financial market economics at the Helsinki School of Economics, Bank of China, Sun Yat-Sen University, Institut de Financement du Maghreb Arabe, Institut Superieur de Gestion of the University of Tunis, and the Institute of Industrial Policy Studies in Korea.