Robert Engle is the co-director of The Volatility and Risk Institute at NYU. Meanwhile, he takes up co-director duties alongside Professor of Economics Wang Jianye, managing director of China's Silk Road Fund of the Volatility Institute of NYU Shanghai from June, 2019.
Professor Engle is also the Professor Emeritus of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business, was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on the concept of autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (ARCH). He developed this method for statistical modeling of time-varying volatility and demonstrated that these techniques accurately capture the properties of many time series. Professor Engle shared the prize with Clive W. J. Granger of the University of California at San Diego.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University in 1969.