Jerry Webman, Chief Economist

Jerry WebmanChief Economist

Dr. Jerry Webman is a Senior Investment Officer and Chief Economist for OppenheimerFunds. 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 also served as Director of Fixed Income, where he oversaw portfolio managers, analysts and traders managing fixed income assets.

For over 25 years, Dr. Webman has been involved in the investment and economic markets — as a researcher, a financial advisor and a portfolio manager. Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds 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 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. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.