A Random Walk Down Wall Street - 50 Years Later!

Virtual Book Talk
Jan 24, 2023, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual - Zoom Webinar
  • Open to the public
  • Virtual only



Event Description


In January 1973, Burton Malkiel, Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics, Emeritus, published the first edition of "A Random Walk Down Wall Street." Join us for a special 50th-anniversary edition & 13th edition webinar with Professor Burton Malkiel on his seminal book, which helped launch the low-cost investing revolution by encouraging institutional and individual investors to use index funds.

Dr. Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Senior Economist at Princeton University. He is a faculty advisor at the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies. Dr. Malkiel has long held professorships in economics at Princeton, where he was also chairman of the Economics Department. He was dean of the Yale School of Management and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies there from 1981 through 1987. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and the International Atlantic Economic Association. He is a past appointee to the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and has served as an advisor to the Securities and Exchange Commission and as a director of the Vanguard Group. Dr. Malkiel currently serves on the board of directors of Theravance Biopharma, Inc., and Genmab A/S. He is the Chief Investment Officer of Wealthfront, an advisor to Rebalance IRA, and chairs the Investment Committee of Wavefront.

Moderator: Stephen J. Redding is the Harold T. Shapiro *64 Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics and School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Redding co-directs the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies. Redding is the director of the International Trade and Investment Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Prior to joining Princeton University, he was a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and the Yale School of Management. He was awarded the Frisch Medal in 2018, the Bhagwati Prize in 2017, Global Economic Affairs Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 2008, and a Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship during 2001-04.

This talk is co-sponsored by The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies (GCEPS), Bendheim Center for Finance (BCF), and Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance (JCPPF). The audience Q&A will be moderated by Stephen Redding, GCEPS Co-Director.

  • Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
  • Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies
  • Bendheim Center for Finance