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Marius Zoican

Marius Zoican

Assistant Professor of Finance, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga


PhD in Financial Economics (VU University Amsterdam, 2015)
MPhil in Financial Economics (Tinbergen Institute, 2012)
BSc in Finance (Bucharest School of Economics, 2010)



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Marius Zoican is an Assistant Professor of Finance (on tenure track) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga since 2018. He is cross-appointed at the Rotman School of Management and the Institute for Management and Innovation. Before joining the University of Toronto, Marius was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Paris-Dauphine University in France between 2015 and 2018.

Marius’ research agenda focuses on theoretical and empirical market microstructure, and particularly on the impact of technology on the quality of securities exchanges and financial market regulation.

His research was published in, for example, The Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, or Journal of Financial Markets. Marius obtained academic grants for work in the field of financial technology, e.g., from the Canadian Securities Institute, the French National Research Agency (ANR), and the Europlace Institute of Finance. He received several awards, including the Federation of European Securities Exchanges "De la Vega Award" (2016) for outstanding research in financial markets.

Academic Positions

  • 2018-present

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

  • 2015-2018

    Assistant Professor of Finance, Université Paris-Dauphine

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Market microstructure and the impact of technology on securities exchanges.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017

    Runner-up Best Paper Award, Toronto FinTech Conference

  • 2014

    Outstanding Paper in Investments, Eastern Finance Association

  • 2016

    De La Vega Prize, Federation of European Securities Exchanges

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2017

    Search Committee Member (Finance), Universite Paris-Dauphine

  • 2019-

    Search Committee Member (Finance), University of Toronto Mississauga

  • 2016-2017

    Organizer, Dauphine Microstructure Workshop, Universite Paris-Dauphine

  • 2018

    Guest Associate Editor, Special Issue of "Information Systems Research" on Fintech

  • 2015-present

    Referee, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Review of Finance