Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Robert Kolb

Title/s: Frank W. Considine Chair of Applied Ethics, Professor

Office #: Schreiber 526

Phone: 312.915.6036

E-mail: rkolb@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://robertwkolb.com/

Degrees

  • PhD, Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978

  • PhD, Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1974

  • MA, University of Georgia, 1971

  • BA, University of Georgia, 1971

Program Areas

Selected Current Projects

  • Blackwell’s Companions in Finance Series, Series Editor. Responsibilities include commissioning approximately sixty-five 500-600 page volumes to cover every area of finance. For details, please see: http://www.robertwkolb.com.

  • A Companion to Financial Derivatives, Editor, with James A. Overdahl, forthcoming from Blackwell Publishers, 2008.

  • “Risk Management and Distributive Justice,” working paper.

  • Exotic Options: A Comprehensive Introduction, book under development.

  • Completed book-length manuscript, From Papyrus to Posterity–a history of how the Greek and Roman classics were transmitted from antiquity to the modern world.

Research Interests

  • Derivative Markets

  • Risk Management and Distributive Justice

  • Finance

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Finance Association

  • Financial Management Association

  • Society for Business Ethics

  • International Association for Business and Society

  • Global Association of Risk Professionals

  • Professional Risk Managers' International Association

Courses Taught

  • Topics in Derivative Securities

  • Enterprise Risk Management

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Kolb, R.W. "The Natural Gas Revolution and Central Asia." Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies. 37.2 (2012). 41.

Kolb, R.W. "The Natural Gas Revolution and the World's Largest Economies." Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies. 37.4 (2012). 43.

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Kolb, R.W. "Must CEOS Be Saints? Contra Moriarty on CEO Abstemiousness." Business Ethics Quarterly. 21.4 (2011). 679-686.

Kolb, R.W. "Geopolitical Threats to World Energy Markets." Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies. 36.2 (2011). 154-196.

Kolb, R.W. "Risk Management and Risk Transfer: Distributive Justice in Finance." The Journal of Alternative Investments. 13.4 (2011). 90-98.

Kolb, R.W. "Incentives in the Financial Crisis of Our Time." Journal of Economic Asymmetries. 7.2 (2010). 21-55.

Ryan, L., A. Buchholtz, R. Kolb, W.W. Robert. "New Directions in Corporate Governance and Finance: Implications for Business Ethics Research." Business Ethics Quarterly. 20.4 (2010). 673-694.

Book

Kolb, R.W. The Natural Gas Revolution: At the Pivot of the World's Energy Future. FT Press, 2013.

Kolb, R.W. Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation. New York and Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Kolb, R.W. Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Kolb, R.W. Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Kolb, R.W. Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470561777.html

Kolb, R.W. The Financial Crisis of Our Time., Oxford, England/New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Kolb, R.W. & D. Schwartz. Corporate Boards: Managers of Risk, Sources of Risk., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.

Kolb, R.W. Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.

Kolb, R.W. Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.

Kolb, R.W. & J.A. Overdahl. Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470499109.html

Kolb, R.W. The Ethics of Executive Compensation. Blackwell Publishing Company, 2007.

Kolb, R.W. Encyclopedia of Business, Ethics, and Society. Sage Publications, 2007.

Kolb, R.W.  Corporate Retirement Security: Social and Ethical Issues. Blackwell Publishing Company,  2007.

Kolb, R.W.  The Ethics of Genetic Commerce. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007.

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Kolb, R.W., J.A. Overdahl. Futures, Options and Swap. 5th ed. Blackwell Publishers, 2007.

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Kolb, R.W. and J.A. Overdahl. Understanding Futures Markets, 6th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006.

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Book Chapters

Kolb, R.W. "Sovereign Debt: Theory, Defaults, and Sanctions." Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

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Kolb, R.W., A. Jalilvand, J. Switzer. "Sovereign Spreads and Perceived Risk of Default Re-Visited." Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Kolb, R. W. "The Finance View of the World and Its Ethical Implications." Finance Ethics. Ed. John Boatright. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.  23-43. 

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Kolb, R.W. "What is Financial Contagion?" Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011. 9.

Kolb, R.W. "Executive Stock Options." Eds. Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl . Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 211-220. 

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Kolb, R.W. "Incentives in the Originate-to-Distribute Model of Mortgage Production." Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future. Ed. Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 209-216.

Kolb, R.W. "Exotic Options." Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management. Ed. Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 143-156.

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Kolb, R.W. "Foreign Exchange Derivatives." Eds. Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl. Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 115-124.

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Kolb, R.W. "Executive Stock Options.", Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management. Ed. Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 211-220.

Kolb, R.W. "Foreign Exchange Derivatives." Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management. Ed. Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 115-124.

Kolb, R.W. Incentives in the Originate-to-Distribute Model of Mortgage Production. Eds. Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl. Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 209-216.

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470499109.html

Kolb, R.W. "Dignity." Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Ed. Robert W. Kolb. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 589-592.

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Kolb, R.W. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Ed. Robert W. Kolb.  Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society.  Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 357-358.

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Kolb, R.W. "General Accountability Office.", Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Ed. Robert W. Kolb. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 1029.

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Kolb, R.W. "Distributive Justice." Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Ed. Robert W. Kolb. Vol. 3. Thousand Oaks, California:   Sage Publications, Inc., 2007. 1216-1227.

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Kolb, R.W. "Freedom and Liberty." Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Ed. Robert W. Kolb. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 911-914.

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Kolb, R.W. "Financial Derivatives." Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Ed. Robert W. Kolb. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 357-358.

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Kolb, R.W. "Executive Compensation." Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Ed. Robert W. Kolb. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 825-830.

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Kolb, R.W. "Commodity Futures Trading Commission." Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Ed. Robert W. Kolb. Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 357-358.

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