Bradford Cornell, PhD

Senior Advisor

Bradford Cornell is an emeritus Professor of Financial Economics at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Prof. Cornell has taught courses on Applied Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Corporate Valuation. He has recently developed a new course on Energy, Climate Change and Finance. Professor Cornell received his Masters degree in Statistics and his PhD in Financial Economics from Stanford University.

In his academic capacity, Professor Cornell has published more than 125 articles on a wide variety of topics in applied finance, particularly empirical analysis of asset pricing models. He is also the author of Corporate Valuation: Tools for Effective Appraisal and Decision Making, published by Business One Irwin, The Equity Risk Premium and the Long-Run Future of the Stock Market, published by John Wiley and Conceptual Foundations of Investing published by John Wiley. He also has a forthcoming book with Ivo Welch, Moving the Needle: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Fighting Climate Change. He is a past Director and Vice-President of the Western Finance Association and a past Director of the American Finance Association.

As a consultant, Professor Cornell has provided testimony and expert analysis in some of the largest and most widely publicized finance related cases in the United States. Among his clients are AT&T, Berkshire Hathaway, Bristol-Myers, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Merck, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, PG&E, Price Waterhouse, Verizon, Walt Disney and various agencies of the United States Government.

Professor Cornell is a senior advisor to Rayliant Global Advisors and to Cornell Capital Group. In both capacities, he provides advice on fundamental investment valuation.

In his free time Prof. Cornell enjoys cycling and golf.