Allan Dwyer

Allan Dwyer

Assistant Professor

Office: EB2037
Phone: 403.440.8438
Email: adwyer@mtroyal.ca

PhD - Memorial University of Newfoundland
CFA - CFA Institute
MBA (Int'l) - Schulich School of Business, York University
MA - McGill University
BA - McGill University 


Dr. Allan Dwyer, CFA has worked in international finance for two decades. He spent most of his career as a financial analyst and investment banker in Tokyo, where he held senior roles with several global financial institutions including D.E. Shaw & Co., Salomon Smith Barney, and Citigroup. Allan developed and maintained relationships with clients in India, Greater China, the United States and Europe. He speaks Japanese and closely follows Japanese politics, culture and history.

During his banking career Allan developed an interest in how regional economic structures and business systems impact human participants, especially migrant labourers and indigenous or long-resident peoples. Allan is interested in the formation of large economic systems and how related complex processes impact economies and human populations at the periphery of the global economic system. Borderlands are a particular topic of interest. Allan transitioned to academia in 2005, when he returned to Canada to pursue a PhD at Memorial University. Completed in 2010-11, his multidisciplinary doctoral research focused on the impact of large economic and business systems on migrants and indigenous peoples in borderland areas.

At Mount Royal, Allan is consolidating his global finance and economics expertise with his PhD research interests to address contemporary sovereign debt markets and processes of financialization in the Global South. He is fascinated by the nexus where emerging market debt, political risk and human security meet. A central research question pertains to the effects of important internal events such as elections and environmental disasters on the credit ratings and trading patterns of emerging market debt issuers. This ultimately has an impact on levels of human security in those countries. Dr. Dwyer's current subject issuers are Nigeria and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

At Mount Royal, Allan teaches Intro to Finance, Advanced Corporate Finance, Advanced Topics in Finance and (2016-17) Fictitious Capital: Financial Crises in History.


Current Projects

"Finance on the periphery: Pakistan's USD Eurobond issuance in strategic context"
"Financial markets and electoral violence in emerging economies: Pakistan, May 2013"