Robert I. Webb is a Paul Tudor Jones II Research Professor at the University of Virginia. He has traded fixed income securities for the World Bank and futures on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He designed new financial futures and futures option contracts for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he served as Senior Financial Economist. He has also served as Senior Financial Economist for both the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He earned his Ph.D. in finance at the University of Chicago. Webb edits The Journal of Futures Markets and is author of Trading Catalysts and Macroeconomic Information and Financial Trading.
Alexander Webb is a writer with a keen interest in finance, emerging markets, politics, business, technology, and international travel. Living in Asia for half a decade, Alex earned a baccalaureate degree in International Business and Global Management from The University of Hong Kong. He studied Mandarin at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Beijing Language and Culture University, and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He also studied in Japan at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. He worked as an intern at a Chicago Options trading firm and is currently working on a new book.