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ACADEMIC LEADERS

Academics lead the way in understanding securities markets. By working with the most innovative and respected financial academics ensures that Dimensional’s research is always cutting edge:


By working with academic leaders in the field of asset pricing, research is more relevant to investing, and is backed by solid theory and economic knowledge.

This is a continuous process in which substantial resources are used, creating new opportunities for the development of science in practice. In turn, a greater understanding ultimately benefits Dimensional investors.


The Leaders

PROFESSOR AFFILIATION   EXPERTISE
George M. Constantinides
University of Chicago
Board Member of Dimensional's US Mutual Funds   Asset Pricing, Capital Markets Research
Eugene F. Fama
University of Chicago
Board Member of Dimensional Fund Advisors, Consultant for Dimensional's Fixed Income and Value Strategies   Efficient Markets Hypothesis, Random Walk Hypothesis, Capital Markets Research, Multifactor Model, Definitive Finance Text, Tax Research
Kenneth R. French
Dartmouth College
Board Member of Dimensional Fund Advisors, Consultant and Head of Investment Policy   Capital Markets Research, Multifactor Model, Tax Research
John P. Gould
University of Chicago
Board Member of Dimensional's US Mutual Funds   Applied Price Theory, Former Dean of University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Roger G. Ibbotson
Yale University
Board Member of Dimensional's US Mutual Funds   Capital Markets Research, Comprehensive "SBBI" Database (with Sinquefield), Data Consultant Firm
Donald B. Keim
University of Pennsylvania
Consultant for Dimensional's Real Estate Securities Strategy and Trading Cost Studies   Capital Markets Research, Real Estate Securities, Small Stock "January Effect"
Robert C. Merton
Harvard University
Board Member of Dimensional's US Mutual Funds   Asset Pricing Theory, Valuation of Derivative Securities
Myron S. Scholes
Stanford University
Board Member of Dimensional's US Mutual Funds   Capital Markets Research, Options Pricing Model
Abbie J. Smith
University of Chicago
Board Member of Dimensional's US Mutual Funds   Capital Markets Research, Financial Accounting Information, Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Governance
Marvin Zonis
University of Chicago
Consultant for International Economics   Capital Markets Research, World Political Affairs, Foreign Policy Anaysis