John Y. Campbell is the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He grew up in Oxford, England, and received a BA from Oxford in 1979. He came to the United States to attend graduate school, earning his PhD from Yale in 1984. He spent the next ten years teaching at Princeton, moving to Harvard in 1994.


Campbell has published over 80 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics, including fixed-income securities, equity valuation, and portfolio choice. His two books, The Econometrics of Financial Markets (with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay, Princeton University Press 1997) and Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors (with Luis Viceira, Oxford University Press 2002), have both won Paul Samuelson Awards for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security from TIAA-CREF.


Campbell has co-edited the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Research Associate and former Director of the Program in Asset Pricing at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and served as President of the American Finance Association in 2005. He is also a founding partner of Arrowstreet Capital, LP, a Boston-based quantitative asset management firm, and he helps to oversee the investment of Harvard’s endowment as a board member of the Harvard Management Company.