Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Richard
Second name: Roll
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance , Anderson School of Management - University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Position: Chairman


B.A.E.  1961  Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, Aeronautical Engineering
M.B.A. 1963 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Business Administration
Ph.D. 1968 The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Finance, Statistics, Economics

Research interests:
Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Asset Pricing, Bond Markets, Derivatives, Efficient Markets, Hedging Strategies, Index Funds, Investment Theory, Interest Rates, Mutual Funds, Portfolio Management, Securities Exchange Commission, Stock Market Analysis, Banking
Publications (most important/popular):

1. Irving Fisher Award for the Best American Dissertation in Economics, 1968.
2. Third Prize, The Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance paper competition, 1980.
3. Second Prize, The Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance paper competition, 1983.
4. Distinguished Scholar Award, Eastern Finance Association, 1988.
5. Graham & Dodd Award for Best Financial Writing, Financial Analysts Federation, 1988 and 1990. 
6. Leo Melamed Prize for outstanding scholarship by a business school Professor, 1990.
7. Doctor Honoris Causa, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, 1995.
8. Doctor Honoris Causa, Université de Lille, France, 1998.
9. Distinguished Scholar Award, Southern Finance Association, 1999
10. DFA/Fama Award for the best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics during 2000.
11. Roger F. Murray Prize, The Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, 2001.
12. Nicholas Molodovsky Award for outstanding contributions to the profession, Association for Investment Management Research, 2002.