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Patrick Augustin, Associate Professor of Finance, awarded Canada Research Chair in Macrofinance and Derivatives

Professor Patrick Augustin’s research program seeks to foster our understanding of financial markets and public institutions, focusing on sovereign and corporate credit risk, insider trading, and new financial technologies. As these subjects are fundamental to the stability of financial markets and modern economic society, the proposed research is instrumental in guiding public policy design.

Published: 16 Jun 2021

Financial Literacy in Canada: Insights from Teaching and Research

McGill Personal Finance Essentials Director and Desautels Associate Professor Benjamin Croitoru recently sat down with Pierre-Carl Michaud, Director of HEC Montreal’s Retirement and Savings Institute, to discuss the state of personal finances in Canada.

Published: 11 Jun 2021

Celebrating excellence in teaching at Desautels

Across programs and subject areas, the Desautels Faculty of Management recognizes the vital role that teaching plays in enriching the student experience and in inspiring the next generation of leaders.

The Distinguished Teaching Award recipients Jiro Kondo and Lisa Cohen were honoured at McGill’s 2021 Management Convocation ceremony for their excellence in teaching.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2021 teaching awards!

Published: 11 Jun 2021

Volmageddon and the Failure of Short Volatility Products

Authors: Patrick Augustin, I-H. Cheng and L. Van den BergenPublication: Financial Analysts Journal, Forthcoming; First published online May 20, 2021Abstract:

Published: 8 Jun 2021

Delve - "New Normal" podcast: COVID-19, Ethics, and Stock Tips with Patrick Augustin

In episode 4 of The ‘New Normal’ hosted by Dave Kaufman, Professor Patrick Augustin from The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University examines the allegations of insider trading levied against former Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler at the dawn of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 3 Jun 2021

The future of ETF regulation

Professor Patrick Augustin provides an expert perspective on questions surrounding the regulation of a Bitcoin-traded fund (ETF) proposed by VanEck Associates Group. While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deliberates, it runs the risk of making space for a digital shadow finance industry to emerge, says Augustin.

Published: 13 May 2021

When sovereign debt becomes a problem

Professor Patrick Augustin and three other North American economists are ringing an alarm bell about the increasing risks associated with heavy borrowing at the state level. In their recent study of 30 developed countries and 30 U.S. states, they measure the effect of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic on the borrowing costs of governments.

Published: 28 Apr 2021

Trust, Collaboration, and Economic Growth

Authors: Jiro Kondo, D. Li, and D. Papanikolaou

Publication: Management Science, Volume 67, Issue 3, March 2021, Pages 1825-1850.Abstract:

Published: 24 Mar 2021

2020 SSHRC Insight Grants awarded

Congratulations to the Desautels professors who received 2020 SSHRC Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants. SSHRC Insight Grants Professor Laurent Barras (with Professor David Schumacher) Professor Sebastien Betermier Professor
Published: 23 Feb 2021

Desautels professor lends expertise to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) study

One of Wall Street’s least-known trading companies, Jane Street has quietly become a global market-maker. With a niche in the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs), the company was well-positioned to weather the COVID-19 crisis. Professor Sebastien Betermier recently entered the conversation with a new report that connects fixed-income ETFs to market liquidity during the pandemic.

Published: 5 Feb 2021

Investors anticipate low-carbon economy

As the renewable energy sector grows in leaps and bounds; pension funds, banks, investment companies, and insurance companies are waking up to the risk of devaluation in fossil fuel investments.

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Prevent members of U.S. Congress from trading individual stocks

Professor Patrick Augustin wades into the debate over the heated race to fill Georgia’s two Senate seats in a runoff and special election scheduled for January.

Published: 18 Dec 2020

The upside of financial fragility

In two recent studies, Professor David Schumacher charts the rise of large asset managers and examines their effect on financial market stability.

Published: 11 Dec 2020

Two international teams claim victory in McGill portfolio-building competition

The first virtual McGill International Portfolio Competition (MIPC) drew 93 university teams from 18 countries to design portfolio strategies that address the rise of social inequalities and protectionism in the U.K.

Published: 7 Dec 2020


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