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Olivier Dessaint


    Olivier Dessaint

    Assistant Professor of Finance

    Degrees: 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
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    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.

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    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, forthcoming
    • Employment protection and takeovers; With A.Golubov and P.Volpin; Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming
    • The effects of investment banks rankings: evidence from M&A league tables; With F.Derrien; Review of Finance, forthcoming

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