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Alexandra E. MacKay

Alexandra E. MacKay

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in Finance
Executive Director, Rotman Commerce Professional Skills Centre

Degrees:

PhD, York University
MA, University of Toronto
BSc, University of Toronto

Bio

Alexandra MacKay is the Executive Director, Rotman Commerce Professional Skills Centre. She teaches in the Commerce, Master of Finance and Executive MBA programs, as well as in Executive Education including MBA Essentials and Financial Literacy for Directors and Executives. Her research interests include risk management in deregulated network industries and efficiency of fixed income markets in Canada.

Academic Positions

  • 2015-present

    Academic Director, Master of Financial Risk Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2011-2015

    Academic Director, Master of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2015-present

    Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2004-2015

    Senior Lecturer in Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1996-2004

    Assistant Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1992-1994

    Part-time Lecturer, Schulich School of Business, York University

Non-Academic Positions

  • 1990-1991

    Economist, Ontario Hydro

  • 1989-1990

    Policy Analyst, Workers' Compensation Board of Ontario

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Rail Infrastructure Management Policy: Applying a Real Options Methodology

    with S. Law and J. Nolan

    Public Works Management and Policy

    2004

  • Hedge Funds

    with E. Kirzner

    Canadian Investment Review

    Issue:Winter

    2000

  • Non-Segmented Equilibria Under Differential Taxation: Evidence from the Canadian Government Bond Market

    with E. Z. Prisman and Y. S. Tian

    European Finance Review

    2000

Research and Teaching Interests

Teaches graduate Business Finance, and undergraduate Derivative Securities. Research interests include efficiency of Canadian fixed income markets.

Honors and Awards

  • 2002

    Professor of the Year Teaching Excellence Award, as voted by second-year MBA Students

  • 2000

    Roger and Nancy Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching,

  • 1998

    Harvey Rorke Memorial Prize,

  • 1998-2001

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Grant,

  • 1997-1999

    Connaught Grant, University of Toronto

  • 1996

    Nominated for Best Dissertation Award (York University),

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2011-2015

    Academic Director, Master of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2015-present

    Academic Director, Master of Financial Risk Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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