"Ricardo A. M. R. Reis" is a Portugal/Portuguese economist at Columbia University in New York City. He became a full professor at the age of 29, one of the youngest ever in the history of the University. He is the editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and sits on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is an academic advisor and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Reis earned his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from the London School of Economics in 1999, and his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Harvard University in 2004. In 2009, Reis was ranked the second most cited young economist in the world. In a 2013 ranking of young economists by Glenn Ellison, Reis was considered the top economist with a PhD between 1996 and 2004, ahead of Esther Duflo and Enrico Moretti.

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He was very much a good leader at Harvard and was pushing Harvard in a positive direction. He had very ambitious plans for Harvard, and they were for the most part plans with which I agreed.