I am a Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto. I started my career at UofT in 2003 at the Economics Department, and since July 2015, I am with the Department of Management at UTM and the Rotman School of Management. I'm also currently serving as the Research Director at the FinHub, the Rotman School's Financial Innovation lab. I spent the 2014-2015 academic year in Wonderful Copenhagen as a Visiting Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School. My research is in financial market structure and, more recently, in FinTech. I working to gain a better understanding how technological innovations such as blockchain technology or high-frequency algorithmic trading affect financial markets. My research is both theoretical and empirical.
I have published and forthcoming papers in a wide range of economics and finance journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. I have previously served as co-director of UofT's Master in Financial Economics program, and I am the Associate Chair of the Department of Management. My PhD (in Economics) is from Cambridge University, and I did my undergrad (in mathematical economics) at Bielefeld University.
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