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A CIRANO Associated Researcher and Fellow since 2008, Douglas Cummings is DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Florida Atlantic University.
Holding a Ph.D. in Law and Finance from the University of Toronto, his research areas span topics that include law and finance, public policy, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, private equity, IPOs, hedge funds, and exchange regulation and surveillance. He studies applied topics and make use of a wide range of empirical methods. His work often involves assessment of regulatory and other policy initiatives towards stimulating market activity.
He was a Full Professor in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Schulich, and held the Ontario Research Chair. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of several leading journals; he is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance and Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Finance, and Corporate Governance: An International Review.
He has an exceptional research record, having published more than 150 refereed journal articles and books; together his works have been cited more than 11,000 times per Google scholar. He has published in top journals in Finance and other areas of business, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
He has lectured around the world, and has been a visiting scholar at excellent universities in England, France, Germany, Denmark, Australia, China, Japan, and Singapore, among others.
He was a two-time silver medalist at the Canada Winter games in 1987; at present he enjoys swimming, windsurfing and scuba diving.