Ravi Bansal

Ravi Bansal

Professor of Economics

External Address: 
216F Fuqua Sch Of Bus, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708-0120
(919) 660-7758

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).


  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University 1990
  • M.A., University of Delhi (India) 1985
  • B.A., University of Delhi (India) 1982

BANSAL, RAVI, KIKU, DANA, SHALIASTOVICH, IVAN, and YARON, AMIR. "Volatility, the Macroeconomy, and Asset Prices." The Journal of Finance 69, no. 6 (December 2014): 2471-2511. Full Text

Bansal, R, and Shaliastovich, I. "A Long-Run Risks Explanation of Predictability Puzzles in Bond and Currency Markets." Review of Financial Studies 26, no. 1 (January 2013): 1-33. Full Text

Bansal, R, Kiku, D, and Yaron, A. "An Empirical Evaluation of the Long-Run Risks Model for Asset Prices." 1, no. 1 (January 2012): 183-221.

Bansal, R, and Shaliastovich, I. "Learning and Asset-price Jumps." Review of Financial Studies 24, no. 8 (August 2011): 2738-2780. Full Text

Bansal, R, and Kiku, D. "Cointegration and Long-Run Asset Allocation." Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 29, no. 1 (January 2011): 161-173. Full Text

Bansal, R, Kiku, D, and Yaron, A. "Long Run Risks, the Macroeconomy, and Asset Prices." American Economic Review 100, no. 2 (May 2010): 542-546. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bansal, R, and Shaliastovich, I. "Confidence Risk and Asset Prices." American Economic Review 100, no. 2 (May 2010): 537-541. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bansal, R, Dittmar, R, and Kiku, D. "Cointegration and Consumption Risks in Asset Returns." Review of Financial Studies 22, no. 3 (March 2009): 1343-1375. Full Text

BANSAL, RAVI, GALLANT, ARONALD, and TAUCHEN, GEORGE. "Rational Pessimism, Rational Exuberance, and Asset Pricing Models." Review of Economic Studies 74, no. 4 (October 2007): 1005-1033. Full Text Open Access Copy


Bansal, R. "Long Run Risks and Risk Compensation in Equity Market." In Handbook of Investments: Equity Risk Premium,edited by R Mehra. North Holland, 2006.

Bansal, R. "Growth-Optimal Portfolio Restrictions on Asset Pricing Model." In Macroeconomic Dynamics, 333-354. 1997.

Bansal, R. "Computational Aspects of Nonparametric Simulation Estimation."edited by D Belsley. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.

Bansal, R, Kiku, D, and Yaron, A. Risks for the long run: Estimation with time aggregation.: Elsevier BV, September 2016. Full Text