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Abol Jalilvand

Title/s:  Professor; Interim Executive Director, Loyola Business Leadership Hub

Office #:  Schreiber 703

Phone: 312.915.7101

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CV Link: Abol Jalilvand CV

About

I am a seasoned academic leader with over 35 years of global administrative experience, having served as dean of business and senior scholar at major public and private universities with strong traditions of liberal arts education in both the U.S. (Loyola University Chicago) and Canada (Concordia and Dalhousie Universities). I am the founding director of the Quinlan Series on the Future of Business Education, Loyola University Chicago, providing a national forum dedicated to a dialogue among bestselling authors and thought leaders on the challenges and opportunities facing business schools and business education in the 21st century. My scholarly work on corporate debt policy, organizational risk management, behavioral economics, sovereign debt, restructuring, and governance continues to be widely published and has been supported by major external research grants.

As dean, I have elevated the business schools’ national and global profiles by establishing premier undergraduate and graduate programs, hiring world-class faculty, and fostering a strong teaching and research environment. My accomplishments have been positively received by alumni, local communities, and national and international ranking agencies including Business Week, US News & World Report and Beyond Grey Pinstripes Global MBA Survey. I have achieved successful fundraising campaigns, most recently realized by contributions exceeding $55 million, including a naming gift for Loyola University’s Business School, and previously, a $30 million program for building, scholarships, and research centers at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management.

As an early adopter of new educational technology platforms, I introduced on-line graduate and executive certificate programs in both the U.S. and Canada. I created research centers and degree programs in partnership with sectors in financial services (Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Toronto Stock Exchange), pharmaceuticals (Baxter International), and alternative energy (Burnside Eco-Industrial Park, Canada). Globally, I have established academic partnerships, economic development, and professional training programs with both universities and private sectors in China, Russia, Cuba, India, and the Middle East. I have been actively involved with national and international academic accreditation bodies including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), European Federation of Management Development (EFMD), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and American Library Association (ALA).

In 2009, in recognition of my leadership in ranking Loyola’s business ethics program 1st in the nation, Ethisphere Institute, New York, selected me as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. I have been Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science and President of the AACSB East Division. I have been a consultant to universities and private sector corporations in the U.S., Canada, India and the Middle East. Presently, I serve on the advisory board for the Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University (Chicago, Illinois) and a trustee at the American Councils for International Education, Washington, D.C.

I received my Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MBA from Oklahoma State University, and Bachelor of Arts from the Iranian Institute of Banking. Formerly, I held the Herbert S. Lamb Chair in Business Education at Dalhousie University. I currently hold the Ralph Marotta Chair in Free Enterprise at Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago.

Languages

  • English: written and spoken
  • Farsi (Persian): written and spoken
  • French: spoken

Academic appointments

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • Dean, School of Business Administration, 2005- 2011
  • Ralph Marotta Endowed Chair in Free Enterprise, 2011- present
  • Founding Director, Quinlan Series on the Future of Business Education, 2013-present
  • Full Professor of Finance, 2005-present

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Dean, Faculty of Management, 1999-2005
  • Herbert S. Lamb Endowed Chair in Business Education, 2004-2005
  • Full Professor of Finance, Faculty of Management, 1999-2005

Concordia University, John A. Molson School of Business, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Full Professor of Finance, 1994-1999
  • Director, Executive MBA Program, 1997-1998
  • Chair, Department of Finance, 1990-1996
  • Director, International Exchange Program, 1989-1990
  • Associate Professor of Finance, 1985-1993
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, 1981-1984
  • Visiting Professor of Finance, 1987-1988, Faculté des Sciences de l'Administration, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

AACSB

  • Dean, Initial Accreditation, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2003.
  • Accreditation Advisor, Xavier Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, India, 2007-2010.
  • Dean, Re-accreditation, School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, 2010.
  • Dean, Re-accreditation, Accountancy Program, School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, 2010.
  • Accreditation Advisor, College of Business, University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 2011-2012.
  • Accreditation Advisor, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, 2009.
  • Member Accreditation Visit Team, Albers School of Business, Seattle University, 2012.

Editorial experience

  • Guest Editor: Special issue (2020): “Enterprise Risk Management in Emerging Economies”, Quarterly Journal of Asset Management and Financing, Isfahan University, Iran.
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 2011-present.
  • Associate Editor: Multinational Finance Journal, 2011-present.
  • Associate Editor: Financial Research Journal, Tehran University, Iran, 2015-present.
  • Associate Editor: Quarterly Journal of Asset Management and Financing, Isfahan University, Iran, 2015-present.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, 1997-2001.
  • Program Chair: Financial Management Association International, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002.
  • Program Chair: Administrative Science Association of Canada, Finance Division, Montreal, 1995.
  • Member: Academic Program Committee: Financial Management Association, Administrative Science Association of Canada, Atlantic Business Conference, Midwest Finance Association, and Eastern Finance Association.
  • Reviewer: Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Review, Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, SSHRC.

Degrees

  • PhD, Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981
  • MBA, Oklahoma State University, 1976
  • BA, Banking, Iranian Institute of Banking, 1974

Professional Employment

  • Advisor, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Kharazmi Investment Group, Tehran, Iran, 2015 – 2016.
  • Advisor, Risk Committee, American Councils for International Education, Washington, D.C., 2013-present.
  • Advisor, Kelly Management Consulting Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 2011-2013.
  • Testified, Superior Court of Quebec, M&A in the Canadian Cable Industry, Montreal, Canada, 1998.
  • Testified, National Energy Board of Canada (NEB), rate of return regulation, Calgary, Canada, 1996.
  • Testified, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC), fair rate of return for utilities, Ottawa, Canada, 1996.
  • Advisor, Bell Canada Inc., financial and regulatory matters, Montreal, Canada., 1995-1997.
  • Advisor, Canadian Gas Utility, Incentive Regulatory Regime, 1996-1997.
  • Senior Research Associate, Department of Finance, Bell Canada Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1995-1997.

Research Interests

  • Capital Structure
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Behavioral Eaconomics
  • Sovereign Debt Problems
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance and Restructuring
  • Econometric Models of Firms

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • Financial Executive Insititute
  • American Finance Association
  • Administrative Science Association of Canada
  • Financial Management Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

Boards and professional appointments

  • Trustee, American Councils for International Education, Washington, D.C., 2013-present.
  • Board: Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL., 2016-present.
  • Board: Chicago State University, College of Business, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-present.
  • Board: Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India, 2007-2011.
  • President, Mid-Continent East AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International), 2007.
  • Board: Canadian Federation of Business School Deans, Honorary Life Member.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Corporate Finance (MBA)
  • Seminar in Corporate Finance Theory (Ph.D.)
  • Seminar in Finance Theory (MBA)
  • Seminar in Financial Theory and Corporate Policy (M.Sc.)
  • Seminar in Financial Management and Economic Policy (EMBA)
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance (Healthcare MBA)
  • Business Research Methodology (MBA)
  • Capital Budgeting (MBA)
  • Advance Investment (Undergraduate)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance (undergraduate)

Awards

  • Best Paper Award: Annual London Business ResearchConference, August 2018.
  • Best Paper Award: Global Conference on Business and Finance, January 2014.
  • Best Paper Award: Eurasia Business Research Conference, June 2013.
  • 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics (2009) by Ethisphere Institute, New York.
  • Best Corporate Finance Paper Award, Eastern Finance Association, 1987.
  • Best Finance Paper Award, Administrative Science Association of Canada, 1984 and 1986.
  • Early Promotion to Associate Professor, John A. Molson School of Business, Concordia University, June 1985.
  • Full Doctoral Scholarship Award from the Central Bank of Iran, 1973-1981

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles, Books and Chapters

Rostami Noroozabad, M., Jalilvand, A., Layalestani, M.F., Saeedi, A., “Asset Risk Behavior in Value and Growth Firms Under Stable and Adverse Market Conditions: Evidence from the Tehran Stock Exchange”, The Quarterly Journal of Asset Management and Financing (Forthcoming).

Rostami Noroozabad, M., Jalilvand, A., Layalestani, M. F., Saeedi, A. “What Factors Influence the Differential Behavior of Value and Growth Firms? Evidence from the Tehran Stock Exchange”, Financial Research Journal (Forthcoming).

“Enterprise Risk Management for a Publicly-Traded Investment Banking Firm in Iran: A Case Study”, The Quarterly Journal of Asset Management and Financing, Volume 7, Issue 2: 1-24. (2018).

“Financial Literacy, Emotions, Gender, Risk Perceptions, and Investors’ Decisions: Evidence from the Tehran Stock Exchange”, Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 7, Issue 27, Summer 2018, Page 141-170. (2018).

2017 “Informed and Uninformed Investors in Iran: Evidence from the Tehran Stock Exchange (with M. Rostami and J. Switzer), Journal of Economics and Business, 95 (2018) 47-58. (2017).

Debt, Corporate",The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society: 2nd edition, Edited by R. Kolb. (2017).

“Information asymmetry and adverse wealth-effects of crowdfunding” (with F. Firoozi and Donald Lien), Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Vol 18, Issue 1. (2016).

"Le Beau Footwear: A Business Valuation Case for a Privately-Held Firm" (with J. Kostolansky), Accepted for publication: Issues in Accounting Education. 2016.

"Recent Evidence of Investors' Behavior in the Tehran Stock Exchange: Preliminary Evidence and Future Insights" (with Rostami M., Rahmani, S.), Accepted for publication: Journal of Financial Research, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. 2015.

"Do Size and Value Premia Vary Across Industry and Market Conditions? Evidence from the Euro Area" (with M. Asal), Journal of Business and Policy Research, Vol. 10. No. 1. July 2015. Pp. 98-116.

"Matching Slack Resources and Investment Strategies to Achieve Long-Term Performance: New Perspectives on Corporate Adaptability" (With S.M. Kim), Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 10(1), 38-52. 2013.

"Sovereign Spreads and Perceived Risk of Default Re-Visited", (with J. Switzer): Robert Kolb (editor) Sovereign Debt: from Safety to Default, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011.

"Sequence of Asset Bubbles and the Global Financial Crisis", (with A.G. Malliaris): Robert Kolb (editor), Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Insights and Analysis from Today's Leading Minds, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009.

"Pre-Bid Price Run-Ups and Insider Trading Activity: Evidence from Canadian Acquisitions"(with A. Jabbour and J. Switzer), International Review of Financial Analysis (2000), 9(1):21.

"A Global Perspective on the Use of Derivatives for Corporate Risk Management Decisions" (with J.
Switzer and C. Tang), Managerial Finance Special Issue on Corporate Risk Management (2000), 26(3):29.

“Why Firms Use Derivatives: Evidence from Canada,” Canadian Journal of Administrative Science: Special Issue on Corporate Risk Management, (1999), 16(3):213.

“Persistent Volatility in Daily stock Returns: Daily Number of Trades vs. Garch Effects" (with B. Dadgostar), Journal of Global Business, April 1999.

"A Synthesis on Investment Bankers' Reputation and Pricing of Initial Public Offerings: New Evidence on Reverse LBOs" (with J. Switzer and S. Stewart), Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, (1996).

"Evidence on the Existence of Deterministic Chaos in TSE 300 Monthly and Daily Returns" (with P. Varson), Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, (1994) 11(1):43-53.

"Default Risk, Firm Characteristics and Valuation of Floating Rate Debt Instruments" (with T. Park), Financial Management, (1994), 23(2):58.

"Incorporating Contemporaneous Residual Relationships for Security Prices" (with L. Kryzanowski), Economics Letters, (1989) (31): 245-249.

"Perceived Risk of Default and Banks' International Lending Decisions" (with J. Doukas), Journal of Economics and International Relations, (1987) 1(4):323.

"Economists Clash Over the Probable Impact of Domestic, International Policy Actions" (with J. Doukas), IMF Survey (January 1986): 245.

"Statistical Tests of the Accuracy of Alternative Forecasts: Some Results for U.S. Utility Betas" (with L. Kryzanowski), Financial Review, (1986), 21(2):319.

"Sovereign Risk and International Lending: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis" (with J. Doukas), Studies in Banking and Finance (Journal of Banking and Finance), (1986), (3):131.

"Incorporating Contemporaneous Residual Relationships: A New Approach" (with L. Kryzanowski), Economics Letters, (1985), (19): 319.

"Corporate Behavior in Adjusting to Capital Structure and Dividend Targets: An Econometrics Study" (with R. S. Harris), Journal of Finance, (1984), 39(1):127.

Articles under second review

Firoozi, F., Jalilvand, A., Lien, D., Oliver, M. “A Comparative Study of the Impact of Aging on Housing Markets in Singapore and the U.S.”, Singapore Economic Review. Ranked “B” by the Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC): https://abdc.edu.au/research/abdc-journal-list/

Articles under first review

Beyhaghi, Mehdi, Firoozi, Fathali, and Jalilvand, Abolhassan, “Components of Credit Rationing”, Journal of Financial Stability, Ranked “B” by the Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC): https://abdc.edu.au/research/abdc-journal-list/

Books

'Innovation, Resources, and R&D Investment in the US Energy Sector” (with S.M. Kim), Perspectives on Energy Risk, Centre for Energy and Value Issues (CEVI), Springer Publishing, 2013.

Risk Management and Corporate Governance, (with A. G. Malliaris), Rutledge/Taylor & Francis Publishing Group, 2011. 

Print Media

Healthcare Needs Strong Managers: Let’s Devise an Interdisciplinary B. School Curriculum to Help Develop Them” BusinessWeek Chicago, Pub Num 12B-1520, P.G. 46, January 2008.

Graduate Supervision

Completed supervision of a Ph.D. thesis “Equity Risk Dynamics of Value and Growth Firms Under Adverse Market Condition: Evidence from The Tehran Stock Exchange” submitted by Mojtaba Rostami, doctoral student in finance, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

A full list of pasat supervisory activities at the master's and Ph.D. levels is available upon request.

Invited Presentations

"Global Economic Outlook, Innovation, and Risk Management Platform”, Keynote,3rd International Conference on Management, Accounting, and Knowledge-Based Economy, September 2017, Tehran, Iran.

"Global Financial Intermediation: History, Challenges, and Opportunities", Central bank of Iran, Iranian Institute of Banking, Tehran, Iran, December 2015.

"Emerging Economies' International Expansion: Recent Evidence and Prescriptions", Kharazmi Investment Group Annual Meeting, Esfahan, Iran, December 2015.

"The Experience of one Canadian Business School in Introducing a Public Policy Program", Business Schools and Public Service, Signature Event: Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, November 2015.

"Global Economic Outlook and Enterprise Risk Management Platform", Iranian Financial Center, November 2014, Tehran, Iran.

"Flexibility, Innovation Strategy, and Performance under Turbulent Environments: Evidence from a Multi-Industry Sample", Financial Executive Institute (FEI), March 2013.

"Adaptive Organizations: Building Competitive Advantages in Turbulent Times", Joing Conference of the Indian Academy of Management and Academy of International Business, Bangalore, India, December 2011.

"The Business of Ethics and Leadership", Ethics: It's Who We Are: The Influence of Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., on Business Ethics Movement, Dean's Speaker Series, Loyola University Chicago, April 2010. 

“Moving From Endless Resources to Resource Depletion: A Crisis and an Opportunity” International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS), Jamshedpur, India, June 2009. 

“Leadership Challenges: Lessons from Turbulent Times”, Alumni Education Series, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, March 2009. 

“Credentialing the Profession”, Alliance of Mergers and Acquisition Advisors (AMAA), Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2007. 

“Where Leadership Meets Ethics: Producing a Responsible MBA”, The First Friday Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 2006. 

“Building Educational Alliances between the U.S. and Canada”, 2006 Annual Conference, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006. 

“Meeting Global Challenges: An Opportunity for Business Schools”, 2003 AACSB Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April 2003.

“Managing Risk in the New Economy,” Dalhousie Business Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2002. 

“Risk Management for Organizations: Conceptual and Applied Perspectives.” A presentation to the Risk Management Group, Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Ontario, 2002. 

“Common Sense Investing…Understanding the Markets.” Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE), Toronto, Ontario, 2002. 

"Business Schools’ Challenges in the 21st Century,” Administrative Science Association of Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 2001.

“Management Education in the New Economy,” Halifax Business Club Luncheon, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2000. 

"Getting Published: The Art and the Science," Doctoral Seminar Consortium, Administrative Science Association of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1998. 

"Publishing in the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science” Invited workshop, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1997. 

"Derivatives Products and Corporate Risk Management Policies: Evidence from Canadian Non-Financial Corporations," (with J. Switzer and C. Tang), Gothenburg School of Economics, Gothenburg, Sweden. Also presented at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Faculté des Sciences de l'Administration, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, 1996. 

"Restructuring and Managing Corporate Debt," Invited Presentation by Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law, Gothenburg, Sweden (May 1996) and Copenhagen School of Business and Finance, Copenhagen, Denmark (June 1996). Also presented at the Faculty of Management at Lakehead University, Lakehead, Ontario (March 1996). 

Round Table: "Mergers and Acquisitions, Assessment and Overview of Corporate Restructuring in Europe and North America," International Conference in Finance, Group HEC-AFFI, Paris, France. Also presented at the Gothenburg School of Economics, Commercial Law, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1990. 

"Forecasting Issues in Finance." The Ninth International Symposium on Forecasting, Vancouver, British Columbia. Also presented at the Faculté des Sciences de l'Administration, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, 1988, and at the Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1986.

Funded Research

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): $61,000 to support the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, Official Journal of the Administrative Science Association of Canada. (1998)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): $53,836 for the research program "Derivatives Products and Corporate Hedging Policy: Some Evidence from International Data" (with J. Switzer and C. Wihlborg). (1997).

Concordia University Bridge Grant: $10,000 for the project "The Informational Content of Capital Structure Changes and Corporate Debt Choices: An Empirical Investigation" (with R. Chung and J. Switzer). (1994).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): $22,613 for the project "Determination of Risk Premium on Floating Rate Debt Instruments and Corporate Debt Policy: Theory and Evidence" (with T. Park). (1991).

Financial Research Foundation of Canada: $7,000 for the project "The Cost of Floating Rate Debt and the Variability of the Firm's Earnings" (with T. Park). (1991).

Shell Canada: $8,333 funding for the project "A Simulation Approach for Corporate Debt Management Decisions." (1990).

Government of Quebec, Canada: $55,536 for the project "An Evaluation of the Benefits of the Quebec Stock Savings Plan (QSSP) to Corporate Quebec and Quebecers. (1987).

Presentations and Proceedings

Beyhaghi, Mehdi, Firoozi, Fathali, and Jalilvand, Abolhassan, “Components of Credit Rationing”, Financial Management European, Scotland, June 2019. Also presented at the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, San Francisco, June 2019.

Jalilvand, A., Rostami Noroozabad, M., Switzer, J. "Financial Literacy and Investor Type in Iran: Evidence from the Tehran Stock Exchange," European Financial Management, Norway, June 2018.

A. Jalilvand, Conference Keynote, “Key Considerations in Developing Enterprise Risk Management at Non-Profit Organizations”. 5th International Conference on Applied Research in Management and Accounting, June 2018, Tehran, Iran.

Firoozi, F., Jalilvand, A., Lien, D., Oliver, M. "A Comparative Study of the Impact of Aging on Housing Markets in Singapore and the U.S.," Midwest Economic Association, Chicago, March 2018.

Jalilvand, A. and Rostami, M. “A Comparative Study of the Behavioral Characteristics of Individual and Institutional Investors in Iran: Evidence from the Tehran Stock Exchange” European Finance and Banking, Bologna, Italy, September 2016.

Jalilvand, A. and Asal, M. “Do Economic Shocks Affect Value and Growth Firms Differently? A Multi-Industry Evidence from the Euro Market”, Financial Management International, Venice, Italy, June 2015.

Jalilvand, A., Asal, M., “Do Economic Shocks Affect Value and Growth Firms Differently? Multi-Industry Evidence from the Euro Market”, Midwest Finance, (March 2015), Chicago, Illinois.

Jalilvand, A., Rostami Noroozabad, M.J., and Rahmani Noroozabad, S., “Factors Influencing Investment Behavior: Recent Evidence from Individual and Institutional Investors in Iran”, Midwest Finance, (March 2015), Chicago, Illinois.

“Do Size and Value Premia Vary Across Industry and Market Conditions? Evidence from the Euro Area” (with M. Asal), Best Paper Award, Global Conference on Business and Finance, (January 2014), Honolulu, Hawaii.

“Do Size and Value Premia Vary Across Industry and Market Conditions? Evidence from the Euro Area” (with M. Asal), Best Paper Award, Eurasia Business Research Conference, (June 2013), Istanbul, Turkey.

"Managing Slack Resources and Investment Strategies in Turbulent Times", (with S. Kim), Southwestern Finance Association, Albuquerque, NM, March 2013.

"Organizational Architecture, Financial Flexibility and Performance", (with S. Kim), Athenian Association Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2012.

“How to Reduce Financial Distress in Europe of Tomorrow?” Panel Discussion, 14th Annual Conference on European Integration, Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business, May 2012.

Panel on “Ethics and Finance”, Financial Management International, Barcelona, Spain.

“Risk Management for Organizations: Conceptual and Applied Perspectives”, International Financial Management Association, Stockholm, Sweden.

"Information Asymmetry and the Operating and Financial Performance of Secondary IPOs: Evidence from the Reverse LBOs of the 1990s" (with S. Koutsogianopoulos and J. Switzer), Financial Management Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas and Financial Management International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

"The Impact of Board Compensation and Voting Control on the Decision to Divest: Spin-offs vs. Equity Carve-outs" (with J. Switzer), 2001, Financial Management Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 2001. 

"Does Corporate Governance Affect Restructuring Decisions? Spin-offs versus Equity Carve-outs" (with R. Bazzi and A. Switzer), 2000 Financial Management Association Conference, Seattle, Washington. Also presented at the 2000 European Financial Management Association, Athens, Greece, and the Seventh Annual Global Finance Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2000. 

"Treasury Structure, Financial Leverage, and Integration of Risk Management Activities: Evidence from Canada," 1999 Financial Management Association Conference, Orlando, Florida. Also presented at the 1999 European Financial Management Association, Paris, France. 

"Corporate Board Structure and the Decision to Divest: Equity Carve-Outs and Spin-Offs" (with R. Bazzi and J. Switzer), 1999 Financial Management Association Conference, Orlando, Florida. Also presented at the 1999 European Financial Management Association Conference, Paris, France; the 1999 Atlantic School of Business Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Sixth Annual Global Finance Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. 

"Corporate Risk Management Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Canada" (with J. Switzer and C. Tang.), 1998 Financial Management Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois. Also presented at the Fifth Annual Global Finance Conference, Mexico City, Mexico and the 1998 European Financial Management Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. 

"Pre-Bid Price Run-Ups and Insider Trading Activity: Evidence from Canadian Acquisitions" (with A. Jabbour and J. Switzer), 1998 Financial Management Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois. Also presented at the 1998 Global Finance Conference, Mexico City, Mexico and the 1998 European Financial Management Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. 

"Derivatives Products and Corporate Risk Management Policies: Evidence from Canadian Non-Financial Corporations" (with J. Switzer and C. Tang), 1997 International Financial Management Association, Zurich, Switzerland. 

"Corporate Risk Management Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Canada" (with J. Switzer and Caroline Tang), 1997 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

“Persistence Volatility in Daily Stock Returns: Daily Number of Trades vs. Garch Effects” (with B. Dadgostar), 1996 Academy of Business Administration Global Trends Conference, Acapulco, Mexico. 

"Survey on Risk Management Policies and Practices: Evidence on Canadian Non-Financial Corporations" (with C. Tang), International Conference on Options and Futures, Montreal, Quebec, 1996. 

"A Synthesis on Investment Banker Reputation and Pricing of Initial Public Offerings: New Evidence on Reverse LBOs" (with S. Stewart and J. Switzer), 1996 Global Finance Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1996. 

"An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Arch and Garch Effects in Daily Stock Data" (with B. Dadgostar and T. Park), Administrative Science Association of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1994. 

"Evidence on the Existence of Deterministic Chaos in TSE 300 Monthly and Daily Returns" (with P. Varson), 1993 Financial Management Association, Toronto, Ontario. Also presented at the 1993 Northern Finance Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1993. 

"Determinants of Risk Premium on Variable - Rate Debt Instruments" (with T. Park), 1992 Financial Management Association, San Francisco, California. Also presented at the 1992 meeting of the Northern Finance Association, Montreal, Quebec. 

"Default Risk, Firm Characteristics and Valuation of Floating Rate Debt Instruments" (with T. Park), 1992 European Finance Association, Lisbon, Portugal. 

"Regulation and Corporate Debt Management Policy for Public Utilities" International Conference in Finance, Group HEC-AFFI, Paris, France, 1990. 

"The Measurement of Benchmark Betas and the Accuracy of Alternative Beta Forecasts" Ninth International Symposium on Forecasting, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1989. 

"On Interactions of Production and Financial Decisions: New Evidence for the U.S. and Canada," 1989 Financial Management Association, Boston, Massachusetts. 

"Euromoney and Institutional Investor Country Risk Indices and Predictions of Debt Servicing Problems in Developing Countries," The Eighth International Symposium on Forecasting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1988. 

"Partial Adjustment Models and Corporate Financial Behavior" (with A. Rahman), Best Paper Award, Eastern Finance Association, Proceedings Issue, Vol. 22, No. 3.

"Dynamics of Corporate Dividend Behavior" (with A. Rahman), Best Paper Award, 1986 Administrative Science Association of Canada, Proceedings Issue, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

"Sovereign Risk and International Lending Interactions" (with J. Doukas), 1985 American Economic Association, New York, NY. 

"A Model for Banks' International Lending: Some Empirical Evidence on the US and the Japanese Banking Systems" (with J. Doukas), 1985 Western Finance Association, Scottsdale, Arizona. 

"On Corporate Debt Maturity Structure Decisions" (with N. Ursel), 1985 Financial Management Association, Denver, Colorado. 

"Perceived Risk of Default and Banks' International Lending Decisions"(with J. Doukas), 1985 American Finance Association, New York, NY. 

"Single versus Simultaneous Structure of Security Returns" (with L. Kryzanowski), Best Paper Award, 1984 Administrative Science Association of Canada. 

"Whose Betas Are Best Revisited" (with L. Kryzanowski), 1984 Financial Management Association, Toronto, Ontario. 

"Structure of Security Returns: Some Conceptual and Econometrics Issues," 1983 Administrative Science Association of Canada. 

"A Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of Banks' International Lending: US vs. Japan" (with J. Doukas), 1983 Financial Management Association, Atlanta, Georgia. 

"Corporate Behavior in Adjusting to Capital Structure and Dividend Targets: An Econometrics Study" (with R. Harris), 1982 Western Finance Assoc., Portland, Oregon. 

"A Note on the Interdependent Structure of Security Returns," 1980 Western Finance Association, San Diego, California. 

"Some Evidence on the Determinants of Capital Structure" (with G. Hite), 1977 Financial Management Association, Seattle, Washington.

Media appearances

U.S.

WTTW (Chicago Tonight): https://news.wttw.com/2019/07/01/what-risk-management-and-how-will-it-save-chicago-money

National Public Radio (NPR), The Chicago Tribune, Nerd Scholar, WBBM Radio, CBS Television, NBC Television, Dow Jones News

Canada

CBC Radio Information Morning, Newswatch Television, Radio Canada (Newsworld), Global Television, CBC Radio, CJAD Radio