Profile Summary

Zvi Bodie is the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at the Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School of Management. His textbook, Investments, coauthored by Alex Kane and Alan Marcus is the market leader and is used in the certification programs of the CFA Institute and the Society of Actuaries. In 2007 the Retirement Income Industry Association gave him their Lifetime Achievement Award for applied research.

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    Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics, 1975.

    MA, Hebrew University, Economics, 1970.

    BA, Brooklyn College, Philosophy, 1965.

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    Journal Articles:

      Bodie, Z., Briere, M., (2014). “Sovereign Wealth and Risk Management: A Framework for Optimal Asset Allocation of Sovereign Wealth”. Journal of Investment Management, 12(1), .

      Bodie, Z., Barnes, M., Triest, R., Wang, C., (2010). A Tips Scorecard: Are They Accomplishing Their Objectives?. Financial Analysts Journal, 66(5), 68-84. Charlottesville, VA.

      Bodie, Z., (2008). Contingent Claims Analysis and Life Cycle Finance. American Economic Review, 98(2), 291-296.

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    Invited Lectures:

      Bodie, Z., (Panelist), Meeting of the NYSSA, NYSSA Defined Contribution Pension Plan Innovation Panel, NYSSA, NY City. (May 28, 2013).

      Bodie, Z., (Author Only), Society of Actuaries Pension Council Meeting, Views on Pension Reform, Society of Actuaries, Boston, MA. (June 25, 2013).

      Bodie, Z., (Author Only), "On the Money" radio show, Inflation protected bonds, National Public Radio, Boston, MA. (July 26, 2013).

      Bodie, Z., (Presenter & Author), Treussard, J., (Author Only), Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association, Contingent Claims Analysis and Life-Cycle Finance, American Economic Association, New Orleans, LA. (January 5, 2008).

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      Challenge of Retirement in a Defined Contribution World, University of Connecticut Law School, Problems With Defined Contribution Plans, Panelist. (April 4, 2013 - April 4, 2013).

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    Harry M. Markowitz Award, Journal of Investment Management, Research. (February 22, 2015).

    for the Best Paper Appearing in the Journal Of Investment Management (JOIM), 2014

    Markowitz Special Distinction Award, Journal of Investment Management, Research. (March 20, 2013).
    For article, "Lifecycle Consumption-Investment Policies and Pension Plans: A Dynamic Analysis"

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      Newshour: Why Stocks Aren't Safe in the Long Run, 02/18/2013, PBS. See Web Page

      The Newshour: Is Your Pension Safe?, 06/22/2011, PBS. See Web Page

      Wall $treet Week: Stocks, Bonds, and Retirement, 02/25/2003, PBS. See Web Page


      All Things Considered: Government Ready to Pick Up Pensions, 05/10/05, NPR. See Web Page

      On Point: The Investment Dilemma, 03/10/05, NPR. See Web Page

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    Integrated Finance