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Donald J. S. Brean

Donald J. S. Brean

Professor of Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy

Degrees:

PhD, University of Toronto
MSc in Economics, London School of Economics (LSE)
MBA, University of Toronto
BA, Saint Mary's University

Phone:

416- 978-3754

Bio

Donald Brean is a Professor of Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy at Rotman. Donald teaches courses in International Finance and International Economics. His research interests center on international investment, public finance and economic policy, specifically in economies in transition. He was the former Director of Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone.

Academic Positions

  • 1989-1994

    Academic Director, Diploma Programs, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto

  • 1985-Present

    Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1993-1994

    Director, Commerce Programs, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1989-1993

    Associate Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1991-1992

    Visiting Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin

  • 1987-1988

    Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge

  • 1987

    Visiting Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China)

  • 1978-1985

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1978-1980

    Visiting CIDA Professor, University of Nairobi

  • 1973-1974

    Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University

Selected Publications - Papers

  • A Culture of Corporate Control

    Governance

    Issue:120 (October 2003)

  • Different Roots, Different Routes: A Comparative History of Canadian and American Banking and Bank Performance

    with G. Roberts and L. Kryzanowski

    Business History, Special Volume on Financial Sector Development

    Issue:Vol. 53, No. 2 ( April 2011)

    Pages: pp. 249-69

  • Middle Kingdom: China’s Newfound Place on the World Stage

    Chinese Economy

    Issue:Vol. 44, No 4 (July-August 2011)

    Pages: pp. 7-18

  • Provincial Taxation in China

    Local Public Finance in Transition, Joyce Man and Y.H. Hong, eds., Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass., 2011

  • Risk Adjusted Discount Rates for Public Investments, Discount Rates for the Evaluation of Public Private Partnerships, Glenn P. Jenkins and David F. Burgess, eds.

    McGill-Queen’s University Press (2010)

  • Tax and Expenditure Forecasts: Bias, Randomness and Correlations

    National Tax Journal

    Issue:November 2000

    Pages: pp. 177-190

  • The NHL Misses the Net: The Law and Economics of Alberta’s NHL Players Tax

    with Aldo Forgione

    Alberta Law Review

    Issue:2003 (Reviewed in The Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 51, No 6.)

  • Corporate Governance in the Twenty-First Century

    in Corporate, Public and Global Governance: The G8 Contribution, Michael Fratianni, P. Savona and J,Kirton, eds., London: Ashgate Publishing

    2007

  • The Canadian Economy: Structure and Performance

    in Canada and The New World Economic Order, 3rd Edition, Tom Wesson, ed.; Toronto: Captus Press

    2007

  • Economic Implications of Financial Liberalization in Canada

    in Critical Issues in Financial Reform, Albert Berry, ed.; New Brunswick, NJ.: Transactions Publishers

    2004

  • Canadian Extractive Industries: Taxation, Finance and Foreign Ownership

    with Manuel Glave, eds.

    Natural Resources and Development, Santiago: CIEPLAN

    2001

  • Corporate Governance: International Perspectives

    with Chris Kobrak

    in Guiding Global Order: G8 Governance in the 21st Century, Michael Hodges, John Kirton and J. Daniels, eds., London: Ashgate Publishing

    2001

  • Turning Natural Resources Into National Wealth

    (Introduction to the volume, with Manuel Glave), Natural Resources and Development, Santiago: CIEPLAN

    2001

  • Interjurisdictional Allocation of the Tax Base

    with R.M. Bird

    Canadian Tax Journal

    Issue:34(6), (November/December)

    1986

    Pages: pp. 1377-1416

  • Redemption of Convertible Preferred Shares: Implications of Terms and Conditions

    Canadian Tax Journal

    Issue:33(5), (September/October)

    1985

    Pages: pp. 957-974

  • International Portfolio Capital: The Wedge of the Withholding Tax

    National Tax Journal

    Issue:37(3), (June)

    1984

    Pages: pp. 239-247

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • International Financial Management: Canadian Perspectives, 2nd ed

    with Choel Eun & Bruce Resnick

    McGraw Hill Ryerson

    2008

  • Bank Reform in China: What It Means for the World

    Asia Pacific Foundation

    2007

  • The Advisor's Guide to Financial Research (Risk Management)

    with John Hull

    Toronto: RPM Publishers

    2002

  • Tax and Expenditure Forecasts: Bias, Randomness and Correlations

    National Tax Journal, November

    2000

    Pages: pp. 177-190

  • Taxation in Modern China, ed.

    New York and London: Routledge

    1998

  • Taxation and Canadian Direct Investment Abroad

    in Canadian Direct Investment Abroad, S. Globerman, ed.; Calgary: University of Calgary Press

    1994

  • Here or There? Source and Residence Principles of International Taxation

    in Taxation to 2000 and Beyond, R.M. Bird and J.M. Mintz, eds.; Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation

    1991

Recent Presentations

  • Sovereign Wealth Funds

    for New Trends in International Investment & Challenges to Development Strategies; A World Bank / Munk Centre Conference

    2008

  • Bank Reform in China: What It Means for the World

    Project LINK / Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

    2007

  • Foreign Direct Investment: A Multi-Factor Analysis

    Meetings of The Northern Finance Association in September

    2001

Research and Teaching Interests

Teaches courses in International Finance and International Economics. Research interests center on international investment, public finance and economic policy - especially in economies in transition.

Honors and Awards

  • 2002 - 2010

    Teaching Excellence, Rotman

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2008-2010

    Director, Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone,

  • 1996-1999

    Director, Applied Economic Institutes Research Linkage Program (Canada - China),

  • 1989-1993

    Associate Dean (Undergraduate),

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