Roman L. Weil

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Roman L. Weil (born 1940) is an American economist, accountant, consultant, and Emeritus faculty member of Booth School of Business, especially known for his work on bond duration.[1][2]


Born in 1940, Weil obtained in 1962 his BA in economics and mathematics from Yale University, in 1965 his MA in industrial administration, and in 1966 his PhD in economics both at the 1966 from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. In 1973 he became a Certified Public Accountant, and in 1974 a Certified Management Accountant.[3]

Weil started his academic career at the Booth School of Business in 1965, and worked there until his retirement in 2008. Since then he teaches at Princeton University and the University of California, San Diego.[3] He has 3 children: Sandy, Lacey, and Lexie.

Weil's consulting clients have included companies as "Bethlehem Steel, British Petroleum, Chevron, Cisco Systems, Ford Motor Company, Genentech, General Dynamics, General Foods, IBM, McDonnell Douglas, Pepsico, Pillsbury, Polaroid, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Visa USA." He also serves on several boards.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Weil, Roman L. Handbook of modern accounting. Ed. Sidney Davidson. McGraw-Hill, 1977.
  • Davidson, Sidney, Clyde P. Stickney, and Roman L. Weil. Financial accounting: An introduction to concepts, methods, and uses. Dryden Press, 1979.
  • Davidson, Sidney, Clyde P. Stickney, and Roman L. Weil. Accounting: The language of business. (1987).

Articles, a selection:

  • Fisher, Lawrence, and Roman L. Weil. "Coping with the risk of interest-rate fluctuations: returns to bondholders from naive and optimal strategies." Journal of Business (1971): 408-431.
  • Weil, Roman L. "Macaulay's duration: An appreciation." Journal of Business (1973): 589-592.
  • Ingersoll, Jonathan E., Jeffrey Skelton, and Roman L. Weil. "Duration forty years later." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 13.04 (1978): 627-650.


  1. ^ Ibbotson, Roger G., and Rex A. Sinquefield. "Stocks, bonds, bills, and inflation: year-by-year historical returns (1926-1974)." Journal of Business (1976): 11-47.
  2. ^ Vasicek, Oldrich A., and H. Gifford Fong. "Term structure modeling using exponential splines." The Journal of Finance 37.2 (1982): 339-348.
  3. ^ a b c Roman L. Weil, biography. Accessed 16.12.2014.

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