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Thomas Coleman

Senior Lecturer, Harris School of Public Policy

University of Chicago

I am a senior lecturer at the University Thomas S. Coleman of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Executive Director of the Center for Economic Policy. Prior to returning to the University of Chicago in 2012 I 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, and a director and founding member of Aequilibrium Investments Ltd., a London-based hedge fund manager.

I am 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 I was teaching at SUNY Stony Brook. I earned my PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, and BA in physics from Harvard.

My research interests range broadly, across applied microeconomics, finance, statistics, and the history of science. You can find my research on my Research Home Page