Robert A. Schwartz is Marvin M. Speiser Professor of Finance and University
Distinguished Professor in the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY. Before
joining the Baruch faculty
in 1997, he was Professor of Finance and Economics and Yamaichi Faculty Fellow
at New York University's Leonard
N. Stern School of Business, where he had been a member of the faculty
since 1965. Professor Schwartz received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University. His
research is in the area of financial economics, with a primary focus on the
structure of securities markets. He has published over 50 refereed journal articles and fifteen books,
including The Equity Trader Course (co-authored with Reto Francioni and Bruce Weber) Wiley & Sons, 2006,
Equity Markets in Action: The Fundamentals of Liquidity, Market Structure and Trading, Wiley & Sons(co-authored with Reto Francioni) Wiley & Sons, 2004, and Reshaping the Equity Markets: A Guide for the 1990s, Harper
Business, 1991 (reissued by Business One Irwin, 1993). He has served as a
consultant to various market centers including the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, the London Stock Exchange, Instinet, the Arizona Stock Exchange, Deutsche BÃ¶rse, and the Bolsa Mexicana. From April 1983 to April 1988, he was an
associate editor of The
Journal of Finance, and he is currently an associate editor of the Review
of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, the Review of
Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, and The Journal of
Entrepreneurial Finance & Business Ventures, and is a member of the
advisory board of International Finance and The Journal of Trading. In December 1995, Professor Schwartz was
named the first chairman of Nasdaq's
Economic Advisory Board, and he served on the EAB until Spring 1999.
He is developer, with Bruce Weber, of the trading and market structure simulation, TraderEx (http://www.etraderex.net/).
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Bruce W. Weber is Dean and Professor of Business Administration at the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics,
University of Delaware. He is a leading expert in the area of information technology management, notably in the
financial services sector. His research on IT strategy and the computerization of markets has been published in
leading academic journals and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
From 2002-11, he was Professor of Information Management at the London
Business School, where his teaching
included âIT for Business Valueâ, âIT Leadershipâ, âDecision Modelsâ, and âTrading and Financial Market Structureâ.
His recent books are 'The Equity Trader Course' (with R. Schwartz and R. Francioni),
and 'Mastering the Art of Equity Trading through Simulation' (with R. Schwartz and G. Sipress).
Weber has a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from the Wharton Business
School, University of Pennsylvania, and an A.B. in Applied Math from
Harvard University. Prior to joining the London Business School, he was on the faculty of the Stern School of Business,
New York University (1991-1998), and Baruch College of the City University of New York (1998-2002), where he was founding
director of the Wasserman Trading Floor, a 60-workstation market education center.
Together with R. Schwartz, he is co-developer of the trading simulation model used for the
HeadTrader game and
in TraderEx (www.eTraderEx.net), a web-based software package for teaching market structure and trading in use
at leading business schools in the US, Europe, and Asia.
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William H. Abrams received a BME in Mechanical
Engineering from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Finance & Banking from Wharton. In 1962, he
became a member of the New York
Stock Exchange. Then in 1965 he joined the specialist firm Stern Brothers,
where he became a managing partner in 1975. Mr. Abrams has served on the Board
of Directors of the NYSE. He
retired in 1999.