`In Strategic Asset Allocation John Campbell and Luis Viceira go beyond the usual capital-markets research monographs that survey a broad swath of asset pricing and investment theory. Instead, they dig deeply and insightfully into how an individual investor would best allocate wealth into broad asset classes over a lifetime, bearing in mind age, risk preferences, changing market conditions, and uninsurable income shocks. With this clearly written synthesis of the best recent research on the topic, much of it their own, Campbell and Viceira have achieved excellence!' Darrell Duffie, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
`At last we have a book that lays out how we should use the basic insights of mean-variance analysis to advise investors on their their lifetime portfolio problem. It is a pleasure to read when one sees such sensible and lucid application of highbrow financial theory to the most practical and important of problems. This book represents a major theoretical breakthrough that allows us to translate the principles of intertemporal financial and econometric theory into concrete advice for investing.' Robert J. Shiller, Yale University
About the Author
John Y. Campbell received a BA from Oxford in 1979 and a PhD from Yale in 1984. He spent the next ten years teaching at Princeton, moving to Harvard in 1994 to become the first Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics. 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, and a Research Associate and former Director of the Program in Asset Pricing at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research concerns asset markets, the macroeconomy, and the links between them. Luis M. Viceira grew up in Santa Fe, Spain, and attended undergraduate college at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid. In 1993 he came to the United States to attend graduate school, earning a PhD from Harvard in 1998. He has been a member of the Harvard Business School faculty since 1998, where he teaches Finance in the MBA program and in the Doctoral program. He is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge (MA, USA), a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London (UK), and an associate editor of the Spanish Economic Review. His research concerns investments and asset prices. Viceira is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board of ABP Investments in The Netherlands.