John Y. Campbell

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John Y. Campbell
Born (1958-05-17) May 17, 1958 (age 61)
Nationality British-American
Fields Financial economics
Doctoral advisor Robert Shiller[1]

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.


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.[2]

Campbell has received various honors including:

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


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.[5]


  1. Campbell, John Y. (2004), "AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT J. SHILLER", Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 8 (5): 649&ndash, 683, retrieved 2009-03-22 |chapter= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Harvard Gazette announcement
  3. Honorary doctorate for Harvard professor John Campbell, Maastrict Univ, web site, 7 Jan 2009
  4. List of Past Presidents of IAES
  5. Arrowstreet Capital bios

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