Ravi Bansal, J.B. Fuqua Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Economics

Ravi Bansal

Prof. Ravi Bansal is J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance and Economics at Duke University and Research Associate at the NBER. He is a leader in the fields finance and macroeconomics and has published extensively in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy. His research provides new insights about the connections between economic growth and uncertainty to bond, equity, and currency markets. His pioneering work on identifying risks in capital markets, specifically long-run risks, is cited and discussed in the scientific background article for the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. Many of his PhD students have placed at leading academic institutions, central banks, and investment banks. In addition to Duke University, he has taught at Wharton School of Business, Stanford University, and the Indian School of Business. He earned his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and prior to his doctorate, he studied at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, and St. Xavier’s School (Delhi).

Office Location:  216F Fuqua Sch of Bus, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/ravi-bansal

Teaching (Fall 2021):


Ph.D.Carnegie Mellon University1990
M.A.University of Delhi (India)1985
B.A.University of Delhi (India)1982
Research Interests: Financial Economics, Asset Pricing, Global Economics, Climate Change

Areas of Interest:

Financial Markets
Global Economics

Recent Publications

  1. Bansal, R; Miller, S; Song, D; Yaron, A, The term structure of equity risk premia, Journal of Financial Economics (January, 2021) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Ai, H; Bansal, R, Risk Preferences and the Macroeconomic Announcement Premium, Econometrica, vol. 86 no. 4 (January, 2018), pp. 1383-1430, The Econometric Society [doi]  [abs]
  3. Bansal, R; Kiku, D; Yaron, A, Risks for the long run: Estimation with time aggregation (September, Submitted, 2016), pp. 52-69, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  4. Bansal, R; Kiku, D; Shaliastovich, I; Yaron, A, Volatility, the Macroeconomy, and Asset Prices, The Journal of Finance, vol. 69 no. 6 (January, 2014), pp. 2471-2511, WILEY, ISSN 0022-1082 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Bansal, R; Shaliastovich, I, A long-run risks explanation of predictability puzzles in bond and currency markets, Review of Financial Studies, vol. 26 no. 1 (January, 2013), pp. 1-33, Oxford University Press (OUP), ISSN 0893-9454 [doi]  [abs]