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MFE Lecture Series

Berkowitz Lecture Series

In memory of Michael Berkowitz, former Chair of the Department of Economics and founder of the Master of Financial Economics program, each year a distinguished speaker is invited to give a talk about an important topic in Financial Economics. Listed below are past seminars and guest speakers.

Year Speaker Job Title Title of Lecture
2017 Andreas Park Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto Blockchain and Financial Economics
2016 Marlene Puffer Partner, Alignvest Investment Management Long Horizon Investing: The Good, the Bad, and the Best
2015 Avery Shenfeld Managing Director and Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets Inc. Textbooks and Trading: Where Theory and Practice Diverge
2014 Jeffrey MacIntosh Professor and TSX Chair in Capital Markets, Faculty of Law, UofT High Frequency Traders: Death or Salvation?
2013 David Rosenberg Chief Economist & Strategist, Gluskin Sheff & Associates Income Outcome
2012 Marco Petta Special Director, OTC Derivatives - Market Initiatives, Bank of Canada Reforming OTC Derivatives Markets
2011 José Viñals Financial Consellor & Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF Global Financial Stability Still at Risk
2010 Andrew Spence Head of Rates and Foreign  Exchange at TD Securities Bretton Woods II: International Monetary Arrangement or Faustian Bargain?
2009 John W. Crow Fifth Governor, The Bank of Canada The Changing Role of Central Banks
2008 Jack Carr Professor, University of Toronto The Role of The Central Bank in the Face of the Sub Prime Mortgage Crisis
2007 Ralph Winter Professor, University of British Columbia The Finance-constrained Theory of Insurance Markets
2006 Angelo Melino Professor, University of Toronto The Equity Premium Puzzle: Where do we stand now?
2005 James Pesando Professor, University of Toronto Art as an Investment? What have we learned