Douglas T. Breeden
William W. Priest, Jr. Professor of Finance and Former Dean
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Douglas T. Breeden is the William W. Priest Professor of Finance and former Dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has served on faculties at the University of Chicago, Stanford, and North Carolina, where he was the Dalton McMichael Professor of Finance. He was also the Fischer Black Visiting Professor of Financial Economics at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2011 to 2013.
Breeden has published well-cited research on the consumption capital asset pricing model (CCAPM), as well as on mortgage securities and hedging. His 1979 article on intertemporal portfolio theory and the CCAPM was one of the Top 10 most-cited articles in the Journal of Financial Economics in two decades. He was the Distinguished Speaker at the Western Finance Association Annual Meeting in 2005. His current research is on “Consumption as A Leading Indicator” and (with Robert Litzenberger) “Central Bank Policy Impacts on the Distribution of Future Interest Rates.”
He was elected to be Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY) for 2013 by International Association for Quantitative Finance (formerly the IAFE).
He was the Founding Editor and Editor for 10 years of The Journal of Fixed Income, and served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Financial Economics and The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. In 1988, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association and in 2010 was elected a lifetime Fellow.
As Dean (2001-2007) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Breeden led major growth in faculty, distinguished professors, and the Ph.D. program, as well as construction of a new library and classroom building, now named Breeden Hall. As a teacher, Breeden won an “Outstanding Teacher” award at MIT Sloan in 2012, and was a runner-up at Duke in 2011.
Breeden holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford and an B.S. from M.I.T. He served on the President’s Council for MIT and on the MIT Corporation’s Visiting Committee for the Sloan School of Management. He was a member of the Stanford Business School Advisory Council. He served on the Board of Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, Germany and was an Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
Breeden is a Senior Researcher for Amundi Smith Breeden (formerly Smith Breeden Associates), a money management firm that he co-founded and was Chairman of from 1982 to 2005. He is Chairman of Community First Financial Group, holding company for Harrington Bank of North Carolina. He is on Boards of the Commonfund, the Global Finance Academy of University College Dublin, Ireland, and of the Financial Management Association. He is active in philanthropic endeavours and community development in his birthplace in Southern Indiana.
About Douglas T. Breeden
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Fellow of the American Finance Association for 2010.
Founding Editor of The Journal of Fixed Income
Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY) 2013, IAQF.
The International Association for Quantitative Finance (IAQF) (formerly the IAFE) have named Douglas T. Breeden the 2013 IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY).
The award will be presented to Dr. Breeden by IAQF senior fellow and former FEOY winner and Nobel laureate Robert C. Merton on February 6, 2014, at the Museum of Mathematics in New York City, during the IAQF/SunGard FEOY Award Gala Dinner.