William Forsyth Sharpe

Economist, Academic

1934 –

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Who is William Forsyth Sharpe?

William Forsyth Sharpe is an American economist. He is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

Sharpe was one of the originators of the capital asset pricing model, created the Sharpe ratio for risk-adjusted investment performance analysis, contributed to the development of the binomial method for the valuation of options, the gradient method for asset allocation optimization, and returns-based style analysis for evaluating the style and performance of investment funds.

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Born
Jun 16, 1934
Boston
Also known as
  • William Sharpe
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Doctorate, University of California, Los Angeles
    Economics
    ( - 1961)
  • Master of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
    Economics
    ( - 1956)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
    Economics
    ( - 1955)
  • University of California, Berkeley
Employment
  • Associate Professor, University of Washington
    (1963 - 1967)
  • RAND Corporation
    (1956 - 1961)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Washington
    (1961 - 1963)
  • University of Washington
    (1967 - 1968)
  • President, Sharpe-Russell Research, Inc.
    (1986 - 1988)
  • Stanford University
    (1970 - 1999)
  • University of California, Irvine
    (1968 - 1970)
  • Chairman, William F. Sharpe Associates
    (1990 - 1992)
  • Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
    (1999 - )
  • Chairman, Financial Engines
    (1996 - 2003)
Lived in
  • United States of America

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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