Alexander Dyck

Rotman School of Management

Alexander Dyck is Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Rotman School of Management and the ICPM Professor in Pension Management.  A multiple teaching award winner as Professor of the Year at Rotman, Dyck teaches Corporate Finance in the PhD program, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity in the MBA program, and Corporate Governance in Executive Programs. He is currently serving as the elected Chair of the School’s Executive Committee.

In 2009-2010 he was a visiting scholar in Finance at INSEAD, France.  From 1993-2003 he was Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School where he taught in the MBA, doctoral and executive education programs.  He received his PhD from Stanford University and the gold medal in economics and political science from the University of Western Ontario.  His research interests include corporate governance, pension fund management, regulation and privatization, the media and financial markets, and taxation and corporate finance.   His paper, “Private Benefits of Control:  An International Comparison,” 2004, was nominated for the Brattle Prize as the top corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance and his paper “Theft and Taxes,” 2007, received the Jensen prize (second place) as the top paper in corporate finance and organizations from the Journal of Financial Economics.

Recent papers include “Who Blows the Whistle on Corporate Fraud,” Journal of Finance, 2010 and “Is Bigger Better?  Size and Performance in Pension Plan Management”.  He lectures and consults to banks, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and international financial institutions, including at venues such as the World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland.