Garrett DeSimone is the Head of Quantitative Research at OptionMetrics, an options database and analytics provider for institutional investors and academic researchers. His current empirical research at OptionMetrics focuses on derivative pricing and macroeconomics. Dr. DeSimone graduated with his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of Delaware, where he served as an adjunct lecturer in finance and economics. He earned a M.S. in Economics and Applied Econometrics from the University of Delaware, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.