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I joined the Finance area of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Laurier in 2015 following the completion of my PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto. I also hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Applied Economics and Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s University (at Kingston). My research focuses on the design and operation of securities markets. In recent years, my interests have focussed to innovations in financial markets: high-frequency trading, dark pools, speed bumps, and exchange access fees. Currently, I am exploring the areas of FinTech and Cybersecurity.
I currently hold an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, joint with David Cimon (WLU). In 2011, I was invited to attend the 4th Nobel Laureates Meeting at Lindau as a member of the Canadian delegation of Young Economists.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My general research interests are in financial economics, with a focus on market microstructure. Recent projects focus on theoretical studies of financial market innovations, specifically maker-taker fees, dark trading, and high-frequency trading. Current projects include: