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Rotman School of Management
Professor of Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy Manulife Financial Chair in Financial Services

Alexander Dyck is a Professor of Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy at the Rotman School and holds the Manulife Financial Chair in Financial Services. He is also Academic Director of the Director’s Education Program, a board member of the Rotman International Center for Pension Management, and a Fellow at the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School. He teaches PhD and MBA courses in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity. Previously, he was Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School where he taught in the MBA, doctoral and executive education programs. In 2009-2010, he was a visiting scholar in Finance at INSEAD. His research interests include corporate governance, corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, regulation and privatization, the media and financial markets, and taxation.

Academic Positions

1993-1998  Assistant Professor; Harvard Business School

1998-2004  Associate Professor; Harvard Business School

2004-2009  Associate Professor; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

2009-2010  Visiting Scholar; INSEAD

2009- present  Professor of Finance and Business Economics; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Honors and Awards

1987  1987 Nisbet Award in Economics; Saint Andrews University (Scotland)

1988  1988 Gold medal for Economics and Political Science; University of Western Ontario

1989-1993  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship

1992  Linde and Harry Bradley Foundation Fellowship, Stanford University Fellowship, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Economics; Stanford University

2009,2006  Professor of the Year; Rotman School of Management

2013, 2012, 2011, 2009,2008,2006,2005  Excellence in Teaching Award; Rotman School of Management

2007  Jensen Award for Best Paper (second prize); Journal of Financial Economics

2011  Toronto CFA Society and Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award; CFA

2015 -  Fellow of Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship; Rotman School of Management

2013  Best Paper Award; Review of Asset Pricing Studies

Research and Teaching Interests

corporate finance, corporate governance, institutional investors, international business, privatization, regulatory reform

Selected Publications - Papers

Investor Scale and Performance in Private Equity Investments Dyck, A., Pomorski, L. Review of Finance 2015

Taxes and Corporate Policies: Evidence from a Quasi Natural Experiment Doidge and Dyck Journal of Finance 2015

Media Versus Special Interests Dyck, Moss and Zingales Journal of Law and Economics 2013

The Value of Active Management: International Evidence Dyck, A., Lins, K., Pomorski, L. Review of Asset Pricing Studies 2013

Who Blows the Whistle on Corporate Fraud Dyck, Morse, Zingales Journal of Finance 2010

Corporate Governance Role of the Media: Evidence from Russia Alexander Dyck, Natalya Volchkova, Luigi Zingales Journal of Finance 2008

Read about executive education


The Bubble and the Media,” in, Cornelius, Peter and Bruce Kogut (eds.), Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy; With Luigi Zingales; New York: Oxford University Press; 2003

The Corporate Governance Role of the Media,” in The Right to Tell: The Role of Mass Media in Development; With Luigi Zingales; Washington: The World Bank; 2002

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