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 is also the Fischer Black Visiting Professor of Financial Economics at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 2011- 2013. He has served on faculties at the University of Chicago, Stanford, and North Carolina, where he was the Dalton McMichael Professor of Finance.
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 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 S.B. 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 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