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Olivier Dessaint

Olivier Dessaint

Assistant Professor of Finance


2010 - 2014 PhD in Finance, HEC Paris
2010 M.Sc. in Finance, with highest honors, Dauphine University, Paris
2004 MA, Degree in Business, ESSEC Paris


Olivier DESSAINT is an assistant professor of finance at the Rotman School of Management. Olivier holds a Ph.D. in finance from HEC Paris and teaches corporate finance in the first year of the MBA program. His research interests include corporate finance and behavioral finance. His work has been published in top finance journals. Prior to joining academia, Olivier was an investment banker at BNP Paribas.


Academic Positions

  • 2014/current

    Assistant Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2010/2014

    PhD Student and Lecturer in Finance, HEC Paris

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Do managers overreact to salient risks? Evidence from hurricane strikes

    With A.Matray

    Journal of Financial Economics (2017) 126, 97-121

  • Employment protection and takeovers

    With A.Golubov and P.Volpin

    Journal of Financial Economics (2017) 125, 369-388

  • The effects of investment banks rankings: evidence from M&A league tables

    With F.Derrien

    Review of Finance (2018) 22, 1375-1411

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