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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 300 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.

Latest Posts

Latest Posts

    20 April 2021

    Why Attend a Reunion?

      As Darden’s Dean for ten years, I hosted dozens of class reunions.  These events reinforced my sense that the Darden MBA experience fosters an inimitable bond among classmates.  The…

    20 December 2020

    Why Study Business History?

    “The past is never dead.  The past is not even past.” –William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun   Faulkner’s words have come to me repeatedly over the past year.  Journalists,…

    18 December 2020

    To a Colleague Granted a Faculty Chair

    Nineteen months ago, a gift to Darden from the Sands family established 12 new faculty chairs, one of them named for me, a tremendous honor.  It prompted me to reflect…