Robert Webb was one of eight alumni and friends honored by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association at a special luncheon held December 15, 2007 in conjunction with commencement ceremonies. Webb received the President's Award, which recognizes outstanding professional or personal achievements or service to UW-Eau Claire.
Dr. Webb is the Paul Tudor Jones II research professor of finance at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and a visiting professor of finance at the Darden Graduate School of Business.
After graduating from UW-Eau Claire in 1974, he earned an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has worked as a fixed income securities trader in the investments department of the World Bank, as a financial futures and options trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and as a senior financial economist at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget during President Reagan's first term and the Commodity Future Trading Commission.
Webb previously served as an assistant professor of finance and business economics in the graduate school of business at the University of Southern California. He also was an instructor in finance at Loyola University Chicago and an instructor in economics at the University of Chicago.
Webb has written two books, "Trading Catalysts" and "Macroeconomic Information and Financial Trading." His research has been published in various academic journals, and he is the editor of the "Journal of Futures Markets."
Source: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau