Beyond the Bio: Peter Miu

June 2, 2014 (originally posted on June 2, 2014) | Hamilton, Ontario
Contributed by Peter Miu, Professor, Finance and Business Economics

In a few sentences, please summarize your academic/business career leading up to you joining DeGroote.

Before joining DeGroote in 2002, I was completing my Ph.D. program at Rotman School of Management where I also earned my MBA in 1995. Before that I was a professional civil engineer.

What is the most interesting place/event/moment that your research/career has led you to?

I won’t call it an interesting moment, but definitely a memorable one. A few years ago, I had the pleasure to present my research findings in front of an audience of a few hundred financial regulators, policy makers, academia, and bankers in a conference organized by a federal bank regulatory body in the US.

Why academia? What led you to teach?

The freedom to conduct the research that I think can make a difference.

What is the first thing your students learn about you that isn’t in your academic bio?

I like to demonstrate ideas with figures, graphs, and charts. “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

What excites you about your current research interests?

With the rapid advancement in information technology, more and more market and corporate information become available for us to conduct empirical research that could only be dreamt of a few years ago.

Peter Miu‘s research is primarily in the areas of credit risk modelling, financial institutions, exchange-traded funds, regulatory capital requirement, empirical methods, and investments.

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