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 the Economics of 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.
My general research interests are in theoretical financial economics, with a focus on market microstructure. Recent projects focus on studies of financial market innovations, specifically maker-taker fees, dark trading, and high-frequency trading. Currently my interests lie in the area of FinTech and the impact of cyber risk on financial infrastructure. On-going projects include:
Brolley, M., and K. Malinova, Informed Liquidity Provision in a Limit Order Market,Journal of Financial Markets, 2021, 52 (January), 100566 [Lead Article].