Dr. Basma Majerbi
Assistant Professor; International Finance and International Business
MSc, HEC Montreal; PhD, McGill University
|Office: BEC 244|
- The pricing of currency risk in global equity markets
- Foreign exchange rate risk and impact on firm values
- International diversification benefits (and risks) in portfolio investments
Professor Majerbi joined UVic in 2004 after completing her PhD in Finance at McGill University. Her doctoral dissertation entitled “Essays in international asset pricing, foreign exchange risk, and market segmentation” examined the importance of currency risk in the stock markets of both developed and emerging countries. Her research interests also include issues of integration versus segmentation of financial markets, international diversification benefits in portfolio investments, international finance and the role of financial systems in economic development and growth. She also participates in research projects with the World Bank Group.
Professor Majerbi teaches in the areas of international finance and corporate finance. Her teaching interests also include investments, financial markets and institutions and risk management. Prior to joining the Gustavson School of Business, she taught various finance courses at McGill University and participated in executive education programs while working for a consulting and management training company in Tunisia. Her business experience includes managing an export division for an industrial company in Tunisia and holding short term management training positions in domestic and multinational companies in Portugal, Switzerland, Tunisia and the US.
Majerbi, B. & Carrieri, F. (2006). The pricing of exchange risk in emerging stock markets. Journal of International Business Studies, 37(3), 372-391.
Majerbi, B., Carrieri, F. & Errunza, V. (2006). Does Emerging Markets Exchange Risk Affect Global Equity Prices. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 41(3), 511-540.
Majerbi, B., Carrieri, F. & Errunza, V. (2006). Local Risk Factors in Emerging Markets: Are they Separately Priced? Journal of Empirical Finance, 13(4-5), 444-461.
- Operations Chair of the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation
- MBA Professor of the Semester Award (Jan-Apr. 2012)
- Faculty Award for Research Excellence (2007)
- SSHRC Research Grant (2006–2009)
- UVic Business Short Research Visit Award (2005)
- UVic Scholarship Award (2004-2009)
- Corporate Finance (BCom & MBA)
- International Finance (BCom & MBA)