Claude Courbois is the associate vice president for data product research and development at the NASDAQ OMX Group. He is responsible for developing innovative market data products designed to increase profits for investors and market participants. An online collection of the data tools is available at the NASDAQ DataStore. Mr. Courbois has been with NASDAQ OMX since 2000, and previously held positions as the director of financial and market analysis for the company’s Data Products division and as an economist in its Economic Research department. Before arriving at NASDAQ OMX, he worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute as a research analyst specializing in the development of food production and markets in developing countries. Mr. Courbois has a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University and is a CFA charterholder.