James Campbell

  • Harvard University

John Campbell is the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1994. In 2006 his undergraduate teaching was acknowledged with a Harvard College Professorship. Prior to Harvard, John taught for ten years at Princeton. His books include The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System, co-authored with the Squam Lake Group of financial economists (2010); Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors, with Luis Viceira (2002); and The Econometrics of Financial Markets, with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay (1997). John has published more than 80 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics. He served as president of the American Finance Association in 2005 and as president of the International Atlantic Economic Society in 2009. He is a Research Associate and former director of the Program in Asset Pricing at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. John is also a founding partner of Arrowstreet Capital, LP, a quantitative asset management firm. At Harvard, he helps to oversee the investment of the endowment as a board member of the Harvard Management Company. John earned his Ph.D. from Yale.