About the Authors

Zvi Bodie

Zvi Bodie is the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University. He has a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at the Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Professor Bodie has published widely on pension finance and investment strategy in leading professional journals. His books include The Future of Life Cycle Saving and Investing and Foundations of Pension Finance. His textbook, Investments, coauthored with Alex Kane and Alan Marcus, is the market leader and is used in the certification programs of the CFA Institute and the Society of Actuaries. His textbook, Financial Economics, is coauthored by Nobel Prize winning economist, Robert C. Merton. He is also author of Worry Free Investing: A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals. In 2007 the Retirement Income Industry Association gave him their Lifetime Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award.

Rachelle Taqqu

Rachelle Taqqu is a financial consultant and former banker. She holds the CFA designation and has advised individuals, corporations, and non-profits on a wide variety of investments, acquisitions and strategic decisions.

Rachelle earned an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, a Ph.D. with Distinction from Columbia University, and an MBA with Distinction from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. She is the coauthor or editor of two books and several articles on economic development.