External Academic Consultants

Sébastien Betermier

"My experience visiting the Bank of Canada has been overwhelmingly positive. The Bank has a large research group that includes experts in all areas of finance and economics. The Bank also provides access to exceptionally unique data and organizes an impressive number of workshops and seminars. It is conveniently located in the downtown of Ottawa, a beautiful city that is rich in activities for families."


Eric Richert

"I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University. I will be joining the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago in July 2023, following a one year postdoctoral position at Princeton University. My primary area of research interest lies at the intersection of Empirical Industrial Organization and Finance. Since many financial markets operate via auction-like mechanisms, my work both uses and develops tools for the empirical study of auctions. My job market paper, “Quantity Commitments in Multiunit Auctions: Evidence from Credit Event Auctions,” estimates a structural model of bidding behavior in these auctions and uses it to quantify the role of commitments and to consider the effect of potential changes to the auction design. My collaboration with the Bank of Canada focuses on the sale of government debt and the interaction of the primary and secondary market for Government of Canada securities."