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Nationality  British-American
Fields  Financial economics
Role  Economist
Name  John Campbell

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Born  May 17, 1958 (age 57) (1958-05-17)
Education  Corpus Christi College, Oxford, University of Oxford, Winchester College, Yale University
Books  The econometrics of financi, Strategic Asset Allocation, The Squam Lake Report: Fi, In search of distress risk, Down Or Out: Assessin
Similar People  Robert J Shiller, John H Cochrane, Andrew Lo, Eugene Fama, Laurent‑Emmanuel Calvet

Doctoral advisor  Robert J. Shiller

Financial Decisions and Markets: A Course in Asset Pricing by John Y. Campbell

John Young Campbell (born May 17, 1958) is a British-American economist. He is the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Harvard University.


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Early years

Campbell was born on May 17, 1958. He attended the Dragon School, Oxford, and was a scholar at Winchester College. He graduated with a B.A. (First Class) from Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1979. He went on to complete his M.Phil and Ph.D. (1984) in economics from Yale University.

Academic career

Campbell became an assistant professor at Princeton University in 1984. He remained on the faculty at Princeton until 1994, when he joined Harvard University, where he is currently the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics. In May 2006 he was appointed a Harvard College Professor, an honor recognizing particularly distinguished contributions to undergraduate teaching in all its forms.

Campbell has received various honors including:

  • Corresponding Fellow, British Academy, 2009
  • President, American Finance Association 2005
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2000–present
  • Fellow, Econometric Society, 1990–present, on the Council 2002–present
  • Honorary Fellow, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, 2008
  • Graham and Dodd Award for Excellence, Financial Analysts Journal, 2005
  • Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing in Lifelong Financial Security with various co-authors 2002; 1999 and 1997
  • Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Economics, with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay, 1997
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 1987–present
  • Honorary doctorates from Maastricht University and Universite Paris Dauphine, 2009
  • President, International Atlantic Economic Society, 2008-2009
  • His invited lectures include:

  • Richard Ely lecture, Allied Social Sciences Association, San Francisco, 2016
  • Keynote Address, European Financial Management Association, Reading, UK, 2013
  • 600th Anniversary Lecture, University of St. Andrews, 2013
  • Keynote Address, Society for Financial Econometrics, University of Oxford, 2012
  • Morgan Stanley Lecture, New Economic School, Moscow, 2012
  • Purvis Lecture, Canadian Economic Association, Calgary, 2012
  • David Kinley Lecture, University of Illinois, 2012
  • Karl Borch Lecture, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen, Norway, 2011
  • Nomura Lecture, University of Oxford, 2010
  • Princeton Lectures in Finance, 2008
  • Geneva Lecture, European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists, 2008
  • William S. Vickrey Distinguished Address, International Atlantic Economic Society, 2006
  • Frank Hahn Lecture, Royal Economic Society, 2002
  • Marshall Lectures, University of Cambridge, 2001
  • Clarendon Lectures, University of Oxford, 1999
  • Activities

    Campbell is known for his research in financial economics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. He concentrates on asset pricing, portfolio choice for long-term investors, and household finance. Books authored by Campbell include The Econometrics of Financial Markets (1997), Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors (2002), and The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System (2010).

    He was Chair of the Harvard economics department from 2009 to 2012, he served on the Board of the Harvard Management Company from 2004 to 2011, and he is a partner at Arrowstreet Capital, LP, an asset management company that he helped to found in 1999.


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