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Paul Edward Peterson

Clinical Professor of Finance

Educational Background

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983
M.S., Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1978
B.S., Agriculture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976

Positions Held

President, Illinois Economics Association, 2018 to present
Clinical Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Finance, 2015 to present
The Clearing Corporation Foundation Clinical Professor of Derivatives Trading, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, 2012-2015
Director, Research and Product Development, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., 1989-2012
Adjunct Professor, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009-2011
Vice President of Research, Brock Associates, 1988-1989
Marketing Manager, Chicago Board of Trade, 1986-1988
Manager of Market Analysis, American Farm Bureau Federation, 1983-1986

Recent Publications

Peterson, P. 2018. Commodity Derivatives: A Guide for Future Practitioners. New York: Routledge.

Peterson, P., Choi, J. 2016. Chapter 9. Agricultural Futures Markets. In A.G. Malliaris and W.T. Ziemba (Ed.), The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets, 289-323. World Scientific Publishing Co..

Peterson, P., Choi, J. 2015. The First Mover Advantage as a Determinant of Trading Volume for East Asian Futures Markets. International Journal of Applied Economics and Econometrics, 23: 75-88

Service Activities

Conference Organizer, Symposium on 'How Should We Measure Futures Investment Performance?', 2015
Co-Organizer, Workshop on Legal and Economic Theories of Liquidity, Collateral, and “Moneyness”, 2015