James Darrell Duffie is a Canadian economist. He is the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and has been on the finance faculty at Stanford since receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1984. He has authored books and research articles on topics in finance and related fields. He is the author of Futures Markets, Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory and Credit Risk, with Kenneth Singleton.
Dr. Duffie is a trustee of iShares Trust, and is a director of iShares, Inc. (2008-present), a family of Exchange Traded Funds from Barclays Global Investors, and as a result oversees a total of approximately 200 funds within the fund complex. Dr. Duffie is also a member of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Financial Advisory Roundtable, the Banff International Research Station Scientific Advisory Board, the Board of The Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is a Fellow and member of the Council of the Econometric Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Duffie is a member of the Executive Committee and was the President of the American Finance Association in 2009.