Nikola Gradojevic - B.S.c & M.s.c, M.A, Ph.D.

Nikoka Gradojevic received the Ph.D. degree in financial economics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2003. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Guelph.

During his career he took positions at the University of British Columbia, Bank of Canada, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, IÉSEG School of Management, Lakehead University, and in the private sector as a consultant in the financial and mining industries. He has held or still holds visiting appointments at Rouen Business School in France, University of Bologna in Italy, University of Essex (The Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents) in the United Kingdom, Mediterranean School of Business in Tunisia, Faculty of Economics in Montenegro and University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Serbia. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis in Italy.


Dr. Gradojevic’s research interests include Empirical Asset Pricing, Market Microstructure, High-Frequency Finance, International Finance, Risk Management, Entropy, Wavelets, Artificial Intelligence (e.g., neural networks and fuzzy logic), Technical Trading, Asset Price Volatility, Bubbles and Jumps. 

Professor Eveline (Evie) Adomait - M.A.

After completing her M.A. in Economics at the University of Guelph in 1984, Evie Adomait joined the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph as a Lecturer and Faculty Advisor.In 2011, professor Admoait published, through Pearson Canada, the book; Cocktail Party Economics: The Big Ideas and Scintillating Small Talk about Markets. In 2014 she successfully published her second book; Dinner Party Economics: The Big Ideas and Intense Conversations about the Economy.Professor Adomaits’ teaching areas are: Introductory and intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Industrial Relations, Corporate Finance.


Ilias Tsiakas, BA, MA, PhD (Toronto) 

Ilias Tsiakas is Professor of Finance at the University of Guelph.  He was previously Associate Professor of Finance at Warwick Business School in the UK, and Director of the Warwick PhD program in Finance.  He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.  


Ilias is an active researcher in asset pricing, international finance, financial econometrics, and climate finance.  His research has been published in leading finance journals, including: Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking of Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, and Journal of Financial Econometrics.  His research has also been summarized in various practitioner outlets such as The Financial Times, The CFA Digest and in leading research websites such as VoxEU.org and Economonitor.com.  Ilias currently holds a 5-year research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to study the role of global financial markets in regulating carbon emissions.

Professor David Prescott - Ph.D, M.A, B.A

David Prescott joined the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph in 1977. He received a B.A. in Economics from Durham University (1971), an M.A. from the University of Warwick (1972) and Ph.D. from Queen's University (1978). His teaching and research interests are in econometrics.

His work has been published in journals including Journal of Labor Economics, Applied Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, and the Canadian Journal of Forestry.

Nancy Bower - Lecturer in Economics and Finance

Nancy Bower has been lecturing in the Department of Economics since 1991. She received a B.A. in Mathematics/Zoology from Pomona College (1982), and an M.S. in Management from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University (1986).

Professor Francis Tapon - Ph.D, M.B.A, M.A, D.E.S

Francis Tapon joined the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph in 1974. He received a Licence (1966) and D.E.S. (1967) from the University of Paris, an M.B.A. in Finance (1969) from Columbia University and an M.A. (1973) and Ph.D. (1974) in Economics and Finance from Duke University. His teaching and research interests are in finance and pharmaceutical economics/strategic management.

His research has been published in journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Business, Economic Letters, Management Science, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Canadian Journal of Economics, R&D Management, Applied Financial Economics and the Academy of Management Journal.