The Robert F. Bruner Blog provides insights and analysis from Darden School Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner. He is a financial economist and the author or co-author of over 20 books and 400 teaching case studies. A faculty member since 1982 and winner of leading teaching awards at the University of Virginia and within the Commonwealth of Virginia, he teaches and conducts research in finance and management. View his research.

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Latest Posts

    30 March 2024

    In Memory of C. Ray Smith

    (C. Ray Smith passed away November 3, 2023.  Here are some reflections on his work that I shared with the Darden Community.) Ray Smith was a faculty colleague, a leader…

    21 May 2023

    On Retirement

    Today University of Virginia confers degrees.  Traditionally called “commencement,” it marks the beginning of a new chapter in the student’s life.  This commencement also marks a new chapter in mine:…

    13 April 2023

    Financial Crises and Prudence

      “prudence L. prudentia, foresight, sagacity skill, prudence…The quality of being prudent.  1.  Ability to discern the most suitable, politic, or profitable course of action, esp. as regards conduct; practical…