Michael Mueller

Senior Economist

Michael is a Senior Economist in the Financial Markets Department. He has worked extensively on OTCD reform implementation in Canada. Michael’s research includes work on latency delays in equity order execution and on capital structure.


Senior Economist
Financial Markets
Market Structure and Regulation

Bank of Canada
234 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9


Speed Segmentation on Exchanges: Competition for Slow Flow

In 2015, TSX Alpha, a Canadian stock exchange, implemented a speed bump for marketable orders and an inverted fee structure as part of a redesign. We find no evidence that this redesign impacted market-wide measures of trading costs or contributed appreciably to segmenting retail order flow away from other Canadian venues with a maker-taker fee structure.
December 15, 2016

Toward More Resilient Markets: Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reform in Canada

In Toward More Resilient Markets: Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reform in Canada, Michael Mueller and André Usche show that the implementation of derivatives market reforms in Canada is well under way and has lessened vulnerabilities. But accompanying changes to market structure have both positive and negative effects that require ongoing attention from authorities.

Persistent Leverage in Portfolio Sorts: An Artifact of Measurement Error?

Staff Working Paper 2014-55 Michael Mueller
Studies such as Lemmon, Roberts and Zender (2008) demonstrate how stable firms’ capital structures are over time, and raise the question of whether new theories of capital structure are needed to explain these phenomena.

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  • PhD, University of British Columbia
  • MSc, University of British Columbia
  • BCom, Queen’s University

Research Interests

  • Regulatory reform
  • Market microstructure
  • Capital structure

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