Burton G. Malkiel
Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics, Princeton University
Ph.D., Princeton University; M.B.A., Harvard University
Summary of Experience
Dr. Malkiel is the author of the widely read investment book A Random Walk Down Wall Street. The revised paperback eighth edition of the book was published in 2004. Dr. Malkiel has long held professorships in economics at Princeton, where he has also served as chairman of the economics department. He was dean of the Yale School of Management and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies from 1981 to 1988. He is a past appointee to the Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, he is a director of The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, Active Index Advisors, CareGain, BKF Capital Group, and The Jeffrey Company, a private investment firm. He also sits on the Investment Committee for the American Philosophical Association. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and a member of the American Economic Association. He is also the author or coeditor of eight other books, the most recent of which are The Random Walk Guide to Investing: 10 Rules for Financial Success and Global Bargain Hunting: An Investor's Guide to Profits in Emerging Markets, with J. P. Mei. He began his career in the investment banking department of Smith Barney & Co.