Dr. William (Bill) Bernstein is a medical doctor, author, investment advisor, and financial historian. His research is in the field of modern portfolio theory and economic history.
Bill has published extensively on investing and finance. His first book, The Intelligent Asset Allocator, makes the case for broad diversification in a passive portfolio, as does his second book, The Four Pillars of Investing.
Bill’s economic history books include The Birth of Plenty, a history of the world’s standard of living, and A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, a history of world trade.
Bill holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and an M.D.; he practiced neurology until retiring from the field in the 1990s and became a full-time researcher, investment advisor, and author. We always learn something new from this walking encyclopedia!
You can discuss the podcast at the Episode 013: Bogleheads on Investing – guest Dr. Bill Bernstein, host Rick Ferri forum topic.