Corporate finance, valuation, taxation and security market returns, real options, bank cost functions, futures market return seasonalities, asymmetric information models, hedging, determinants of beta


A CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow since 2004, Gordon Sick is Emeritus Professor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calagary.

Holding a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of British Columbia, his research interests include capital budgeting, the impact of interest tax shields on project valuation, real options, cost of capital, real estate, seasonalities in security returns and the cost of banking services.

He has been teaching at Haskayne since 1988. He previously taught at the Yale School of Organization and Management, the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia.

He has been Director of the Financial Management Association, the Western Finance Association and the Finance Division Chairperson of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He chaired the 1999 Northern Finance Association Conference.

He was the keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Real Options conference in Cyprus in 2002. He has been an Associate Editor of Management Science and is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Finance. He has also served as a president of the Calgary Association for the Mentally Handicapped (now the Developmental Disability Resource Centre of Calgary), and as a director for the Alberta Association for Community Living. He is treasurer of the Alberta Centre on Entrepreneurship and Disabilities. All of these organizations work towards integration of persons with disabilities into normal community life.

He has published articles on cash management, capital budgeting and asymmetric information models. He has published articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Financial Management, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Urban Economics. His Principles of Corporate Finance, Second Canadian Edition, with Brealey, Myers and Giammarino, is an introductory finance text that is widely used in Canadian undergraduate and MBA programs.

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