Amit Goyal is currently the Swiss Finance Institute Professor of finance at the University of Lausanne. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are in empirical asset pricing and pension funds. His papers have been published in a variety of academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Management Science. His papers have been awarded the best paper prize at the Review of Financial Studies and the Review of Finance. He was formerly Assistant and Associate Professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. He is the co-editor at the Journal of Financial Markets and the Review of Finance and currently serving as a Director of the European Finance Association Executive Committee.