Burton Malkiel

  • Princeton University

Burton Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics at Princeton University. Previously, he was the William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies and dean at the Yale School of Management from 1981 to 1987; other than his tenure at Yale, Burt has spent his entire academic career at Princeton, holding various positions there including chair of the economics department. He is the author or co-author of eight books, including A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing, first published in 1973 and released in its 9th edition in 2007. A Random Walk has been translated into several languages around the world. Recent books include From Wall Street to the Great Wall (2007), with J.P. Mei and others and The Random Walk Guide to Investing: Ten Rules for Financial Success (2003). Burt is a past appointee to the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and serves on the boards of several major financial corporations. He is past president of the American Finance Association and a member of the American Economic Association. Burt earned his Ph.D. in economics at Princeton University.