George H. K. Wang received his PhD in economics and statistics from Iowa State University. Prior to join George Mason University, he was Deputy Chief Economist, Director of Market Research at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Wang also served as Senior Financial Economist and Econometrician at Federal Home Loan Bank Board. In summer, 2006 and 2007, Professor Wang was a Visiting Professor of Finance in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia and Visiting Scholar sponsored by Taiwan National Science Council to National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan in July 2007. Professor Wang’s research and teaching interests include derivatives and risk management, applied time series and financial econometrics, empirical market microstructure. He has published more than thirty papers in major refereed journals in the areas of derivative markets, applied time series, econometrics, mortgage and housing markets and transportation. Wang is an elected ordinary member of International Statistical Institute and on the editorial board of the Journal of Futures Markets.