Wayne Ferson does research on models for security returns and on methods for evaluating the performance of managed portfolios. He holds the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Chair at USC. Ferson was formerly on the faculties of Boston College, the University of Washington, the University of Chicago and the Wharton School. He is a former President of the Society of Financial Studies and the Western Finance Association and a former Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Empirical Finance. He is the founding Executive Editor of the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. He has served as an Associate Editor for several journals and served for eight years as the Faculty Coordinator for the Ph.D program in Finance at the Marshall School.
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