Middlebury

Nobel Prize-winning economist William Sharpe to discuss issues of financing retirement Oct. 6

September 22, 2006

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ? On Friday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m., noted economist William F. Sharpe will deliver the Carpenter and Alan R. Holmes Lecture in the Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room. The title of his lecture is "Financing Retirement: Saving, Investing, Spending and Insuring," and the event is free and open to the public. The Robert A. Jones '59 House is located on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125).

Sharpe is a professor emeritus of finance at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1970, having previously taught at the University of Washington and the University of California at Irvine. In 1996, he co-founded Palo Alto-based Financial Engines, a firm that provides online investment advice and management for individuals, and currently serves on its board. Sharpe is past president of the American Finance Association. In 1990, he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

As one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, Sharpe developed the Sharpe Ratio, which is used to analyze investment performance. He has published articles in numerous financial and academic journals. He has also written six books, including "Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets," "Asset Allocation Tools," "Fundamentals of Investments" with Gordon J. Alexander and Jeffrey Bailey, and "Investments" with Gordon J. Alexander and Jeffrey Bailey.

The Carpenter and Alan R. Holmes Lecture is sponsored by the Middlebury College Economics Department. For more information, contact Janine Podraza, events coordinator for the economics department, at jpodraza@middlebury.edu or 802-443-3198.