Najah Attig

Canada Research Chair in Finance

Tier 2 - 2017-11-01
Renewed: 2016-02-01
Saint Mary's University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Research involves

Improving understanding of corporate governance and educating society about this important topic.

Research relevance

This research will help regulatory authorities improve corporate governance and improve understanding of the decision-making processes of financial markets.

A Life Raft for the Corporate World

The business world has seen its share of financial crises and cases of white-collar fraud in recent years. It is in desperate need of a life raft to help it avoid similar calamities in the future.

Fortunately, Dr. Najah Attig, Canada Research Chair in Finance, is well-positioned to help the corporate world in the wake of a major financial crisis. Attig is focusing his research on stock market liquidity and corporate governance, which refers to the ways in which companies are directed and controlled and to their institutional practices.

Through his research, Attig aims to develop an in-depth understanding of financial markets and their decision-making processes to better prepare investors and optimize the interactions of corporations. As well, he is seeking to shed light on the relationship between corporate disclosure, related-party transactions and agency costs.

Attig’s research is also playing an important role in educating society and providing guidance to regulatory authorities as they work to improve corporate governance practices and institutional environments.

In the aftermath of recent corporate fraud and white-collar crimes, research of this nature is badly needed to better prepare investors and improve how corporations interact. Attig’s research will help develop the innovative strategies needed to create long-term corporate and shareholder value and sustain growth in a competitive economy.