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G. William Schwert

Distinguished University Professor
and Professor of Finance and Statistics

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Office: 3-110L Carol Simon Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2470
Fax: (585) 461-5475
E-Mail: schwert@schwert.ssb.rochester.edu
With Simon School since: 1976
Current Courses: AEC 510, APS 425

A.B. with Honors (Economics), Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut), 1971.
M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1973.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, (Economics, Finance, Econometrics), 1975.


Bill Schwert is a Distinguished University Professor of Finance and Statistics at the University of Rochester's William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. He came to Rochester in 1976, after spending the 1975-76 academic year at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He received his A.B. with honors in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1971, his M.B.A. in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1975 both from the University of Chicago.

Bill has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1988. He was the Chair of the Business and Economics Section of the American Statistical Association in 1990, and from 1987-89 he was a Director of the American Finance Association. He has been one of the Editors of the Journal of Financial Economics since 1979. Since 1996, Bill has been the Managing Editor of the JFE. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance from 1983-2000 and he has been an Advisory Editor for the Journal of Monetary Economics. He also edits the Journal of Financial Abstracts: Series C, Capital Markets and co-edits (with Rene M. Stulz) the Journal of Financial Abstracts: Series B, Banking and Financial Institutions, both for the Financial Economics Network. Bill serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and of the Financial Economics Network. He is a co-founder of Knollwood Consulting Group, Inc., an economic and financial consulting firm.

In 1982, Bill was the first Center for Research in Security Prices Distinguished Research Scholar at the University of Chicago. He was one of three recipients of the Batterymarch Research Fellowship for the 1982-83 academic year. He was also among the first group of ten Mentors at the University of Rochester, an award based on scholarship and teaching. He is included Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Economics, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in the East. His paper "Why Does Stock Market Volatility Change Over Time?" won a Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize from the Journal of Finance in 1990 and his paper "Stock Market Volatility" won the Graham and Dodd Plaque from the Financial Analysts Journal in 1990.

Bill's research has covered broad areas of economics, finance and statistics, including:

His papers have been cited more than 6,300 times by published books and journal articles covered in the Social Science Citation Index and Scopus. Doctoral students he has supervised are now faculty members, many with chaired professorships, at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, the Tuck School at Dartmouth, and Northwestern University, among others.


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