Vanguard chief economist Davis joins advisory board of Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law

May 7, 2019Duke Law News

The Global Financial Markets Center (GFMC) has appointed Joe Davis to its advisory board. Davis is the chief economist at Vanguard as well as head of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group.

“We are beyond excited to have Joe join our board and we look forward to working with him in the years to come,” said Lee Reiners, GFMC executive director. “The center’s academic focus revolves around the intersection of finance, law, and public policy. Joe’s experience as chief economist at one of the world's largest investment management companies makes him an ideal addition to our advisory board. I know the Global Financial Markets Center will benefit tremendously from Joe’s unparalleled insights into our economy and financial system.”

The GFMC seeks to advance the interdisciplinary study, understanding, and development of financial institutions and markets and their optimal regulation, both domestically and abroad. The center engages in research, education, and publication that broadens inquiry, dialogue, and debate beyond traditional academic boundaries, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Davis also chairs Vanguard’s Strategic Asset Allocation Committee for multi-asset-class investment solutions and as global chief economist, serves on the senior portfolio management team for its’s Fixed Income Group. He is a frequent keynote speaker, has published white papers in leading academic and practitioner journals, and helped develop Vanguard’s Capital Markets Model and its annual economic and capital markets outlook.

Davis earned his BA summa cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University and his MA and PhD in economics at Duke University. 

“Joe will bring the important perspective of a leading economist and a leading figure in asset management to the center’s advisory board,” said GFMC faculty director Lawrence Baxter. “We are delighted to welcome him.”