James Thompson

Co-Director and Associate Professor at the School of Accounting and Finance

Co-Director James Thompson
Education: Bachelors in Computer Science and Economics at University of Western Ontario (2002), Masters in Economics (Finance Specialization) at Queen’s University (2003), PhD in Economics, Queen’s University (2008).

Biography: James Thompson is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Waterloo.  His research explores non-standard risk in financial markets. He has written extensively on counterparty risk and shown how to incorporate incentives of market players when designing policy.  His research has been presented at many of the top Universities throughout the world, as well as at policy institutions such as the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, the FDIC, the Bank of Canada, and for industry professionals at the Toronto CFA Society.  His work has been published in leading finance and economics journals, and has been supported by numerous research grants, both private and public. He was the recipient of the Ernst Meyer Prize of the Geneva Association in 2009.  In addition to teaching finance courses at the University of Waterloo, he has taught finance in the MBA program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and mathematical economics at Queen’s University.

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