Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.

//Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.

About Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.

After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ETF.com, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Confirmation Bias Strikes Again…

By | 2017-08-18T17:07:55+00:00 January 20th, 2014|Behavioral Finance|

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/17/travel/southwest-wrong-airport The pilots of Southwest flight 4013 say that Branson Airport was correctly programmed into their on-board computer Sunday, but that they "mistakenly identified" another airport as Branson when they saw its bright lights, according [...]

Is the Chronic Unemployment Here to Stay?

By | 2017-08-18T17:01:38+00:00 January 12th, 2014|Research Insights, Macroeconomics Research|

The famous (perhaps infamous to some folks) John Maynard Keynes has a great quote related to technological unemployment from his essay, "Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren:" [Technological unemployment] means unemployment due to our discovery of [...]

DeLong and Krugman: Legitimate BitCoin Bashers or Political Punditry?

By | 2017-08-18T17:06:55+00:00 December 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman have joined in the bitcoin conversation: Watching Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Etc... http://equitablegrowth.org/2013/12/28/1466/watching-bitcoin-dogecoin-etc Bitcoin is Evil: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/bitcoin-is-evil/?_r=0 DeLong starts his tirade with the following: Underpinning the value of gold is that if [...]

AlphaBet ETFs

By | 2017-08-18T17:10:40+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Vanguard's attempt at satire. Vanguard is expanding its ETF lineup with the introduction of the AlphaBet series of ETFs, an innovation in the ever-growing ETF space. Together these 26 portfolios, based on the initial letter [...]