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Thomas Coleman

Lecturer, Harris School of Public Policy

University of Chicago

Thomas Coleman is a lecturer at the University Thomas S. Coleman of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and manages the Center for Economic Policy, focused on teaching students about economic and financial markets. Prior to returning to the University of Chicago in 2012 Mr. Coleman worked in the finance industry for over twenty years, with considerable experience in trading, risk management, and quantitative modeling. Positions included head of Quantitative Analysis and Risk Control at Moore Capital Management, Llc; a director and founding member of Aequilibrium Investments Ltd., a London-based hedge fund manager; roles on the sell side in fixed income derivatives research and trading at TMG Financial Products, Lehman Brothers, and S.G. Warburg in London.

Mr. Coleman is the author of Quantitative Risk Management, published by Wiley and A Practical Guide to Risk Management published by the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute. Before entering the financial industry Mr. Coleman was an academic, teaching graduate and undergraduate economics and finance at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Coleman earned his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, and his BA in physics from Harvard.