Edward Tower is a professor within the Economics Department at Duke University. His teaching expertise includes the subjects of finance, computable general equilibrium modeling, development economics, managerial economics, micro and macroeconomics, and international trade and finance.
Tower is the author/co-author of numerous papers examining mutual funds. Many studies center on Vanguard mutual funds, including comparative studies with other fund providers, such as GMO, Fidelity, Dimensional Fund Advisors, and Wisdom Tree.
GMO's Predictions: A Useful Guide for Investors?
GMO’s Predictions Prescient? Using them to predict Vanguard’s Mutual Fund Returns
GMO versus Vanguard: Assessing the Performance of Comparable Funds
Strategic Asset Allocation in Practice: Using Vanguard Funds to Clone GMO’s Benchmark‐Free Allocation Fund
Vanguard versus DFA & WisdomTree, and the Value Added by Dan Wiener’s Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors
Performance of actively managed versus index funds: The Vanguard case
Classic and enhanced index funds: Performance and issues
Ranking mutual fund families: minimum expenses and maximum loads as markers for moral turpitude
Time zone arbitrage in Vanguard’s international index funds
Enhanced versus Passive Mutual Fund Indexing: Has DFA Outperformed Vanguard by Enough to Justify its Advisor and Transaction Fees?
Do Vanguard’s managed funds beat its index funds
Fidelity versus Vanguard: Comparing the performance of the two largest mutual fund families
Gilbert, John, Tower, Edward (2013). An Introduction to Numerical Simulation for Trade Theory and Policy. World Scientific Publishing Company. p. 300.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)ISBN 978-9814390811
↑Reinker,Kenneth S., Tower, Edward (2004). Index fundamentalism revisited. The Journal of Portfolio Management: Institutional Investor Journals. pp. 37–50.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)