Robert W. Kolb holds two Ph.D.’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (philosophy 1974, finance 1978) and has been a finance professor at five universities. He is currently a professor of finance at Loyola University Chicago, where he also holds the Considine Chair of Applied Ethics.
Kolb's recent writings include Futures, Options, and Swaps 5e , and Understanding Futures Markets 6e, both co-authored with James A. Overdahl. Recent edited volumes are: Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future, Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default, and Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations, both published by Wiley. Kolb's most recent books are The Financial Crisis of Our Time (2011) and Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation (2012), both published by Oxford University Press and both selected for the Financial Management Association's Survey and Synthesis Series.