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Monday April 25,2011,

Prof. Richard Roll holds the Japan Alumni Chair in Finance at UCLA Anderson. He is also a principal of the consulting firm, Compensation Valuation, Inc. Other business experience includes the Boeing Company where, in the early 1960’s, he worked on the 727 and wrote the operating manual for the first stage booster of the Saturn moon rocket. During 1985-87, he was a vice-president of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he founded and directed the mortgage securities research group. He has been a consultant for many corporations, law firms, and government agencies, and has served on several boards.

Prof. Roll was on the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University, The European Institute for Advanced Study of Management in Brussels, and the French business school, Hautes Etudes Commerciales, near Paris. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1976.

He has published two books and more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His 1968 doctoral thesis won the Irving Fisher Prize as the best American dissertation in economics. He has won the Graham and Dodd Award for financial writing three times and the Leo Melamed Award for the best financial research by an American business school professor. Prof. Roll is the past president of the American Finance Association and is a fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been an associate editor of eleven different journals in finance and economics.

Linked articles

April 2011

Note The possible misdiagnosis of a crisis

According to a publication of Prof. Richard Roll in the Financial Analyst Journal, most explanations of the 2007–08 financial crisis are inconsistent with elementary principles of finance. The article explains the inconsistencies and suggests an alternative diagnosis that is (...)

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