Ben Omrane Walid
Brock University, Canada
Walid Ben Omrane began teaching at Goodman School of Business in 2007. He holds PhD and Master of Financial Economics from University of Louvain in Belgium. Prior to joining Brock, Ben Omrane worked as an assistant professor of finance at three Universities in Canada and Europe: University of Quebec in Montreal, and the University of Louvain and University of Liege in Belgium. He has taught various finance courses at undergraduate and graduate levels including corporate finance, financial theory, portfolio management, empirical finance and advanced derivatives. Before his career in academia, Ben Omrane was a foreign exchange trader at Amen Bank Tunisia, and since 2014 is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business, in recognition of high Scholastic Achievement. Ben Omrane research interests are in area of foreign exchange market microstructure, international finance, and financial econometrics. His research has been published in finance, economics and statistics journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF), the Journal of International Money and Finance (JIMF), the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM), the International Review of Financial Analysis (IRFA), Empirical Economics (EE), and Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (CSDA). Ben Omrane’s research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research.
Council of Canada (SSHRC) through the standard research grant program. He is an Ad-Hoc reviewer for several finance and economics journals such as JIMF, JIFMIM, IRFA, QF, IREF and many other academic journals. Ben Omrane has served as a member of the Insight Research Grant Adjudication Committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Additionally, he received several research distinctions and awards, including the 2016-17 FOIS Researcher of the Year Award, and the Best Paper Award in Investments, Financial Markets, and Valuation at the 2014 Global Finance Association conference in Dubai.