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Dr. Jerry Webman Ph.D., CFA

Dr. Jerry Webman Ph.D., CFA

OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
Chief Economist
New York, NY, USA


Dr. Jerry Webman is Chief Economist at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. (OFI) and related companies.  In this capacity, Dr. Webman provides strategic viewpoints on the overall financial and economic markets to investment management and the financial advisor and investor communities.  Previously, he served as Director of Fixed Income, where he oversaw portfolio managers, analysts and traders managing fixed income assets.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Webman has been involved in the investment and economic markets as a researcher, a financial advisor for state and local governments and a portfolio manager. Prior to joining OFI in 1996, Dr. Webman was Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at Prudential Mutual Funds, where he had been since 1986. Before Prudential, he specialized in municipal housing finance with a public finance advisory firm. Dr. Webman began his municipal finance career at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in the municipal research department.  Previously, he was an assistant professor of politics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University. 

Dr. Webman is the author of MoneyShift: How to Prosper from What You Can't Control, which is available everywhere books are sold, and is frequently quoted discussing his views on the economy and markets in leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post and CNBC. 
 
Dr. Webman holds a B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Chicago, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.  Additionally, he is a CFA charterholder.

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