Dr. Mohamed Shehata conducts research in the fields of economics and accounting, using the methodology of experimental economics. He has explored questions such as: what drives insider trading; the effect of cultural values and information asymmetry in the design of audits and incentive systems. He has been publishing in the leading journals of economics (American Economic Review) and accounting (Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research), amongst others. Dr. Shehata was recently cited as one of the most prolific accounting researchers in Canada in the 1990’s. He is currently investigating the effects of trust in the context of knowledge economies and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.