Jim Fischer

Jim Fischer
Associate Professor

Office: EB2043
Phone: 403.440.6835
Email: jfischer@mtroyal.ca
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jim-fischer/8/939/258

MA Political Science - University of Alberta
B.Ed Social Sciences, Outdoor Ed - Queen's University
BA (Hons) Political Science, Sociology, History - Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD Political Economy - Swiss Management Centre University
MBA Leadership and Finance- University of Southern Queensland
Jim is currently an Associate Professor of Finance in the Bissett School of Business, having previously served for many years as Chair for programs in Finance, Financial Services, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, and Quantitative Methods.

After a career as an Investment Advisor with a major investment banking firm, Jim took an opportunity to teach in the Financial Services and Banking program at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he eventually served as Supervisor of Business Programs before returning to Canada and joining Mount Royal University.

He has written a monthly featured column for an investment and financial planning magazine, and has authored the online versions for Canadian textbooks on investments. Jim can be heard frequently on radio commenting on major market news. He has a doctorate degree in political economy. He holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.


Recognition and Awards

Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute

Teaching Experience


Recent Publications
Fischer, J. (September 2021). A Strategy of Dollar-Cost Averaging, Indexing and Dynamic Asset Allocation: How Well Does it Serve the Average US Family? Conference Proceedings, Academy of Financial Services, Online Conference.

Fischer, J. (August 2019). Modern Portfolio Theory and the Efficient Markets Hypothesis: How Well Did They Serve Canada's Baby-Boom Generation? Conference Proceedings, 12th Economics and Finance Conference. International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, Dubrtovnik.
Fischer, J. (August 2017). Is Consumption Tax Regressive? A Libertarian Perspective. 33rd International Academic Conference, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, Vienna.
Fischer, J. (June 2016). The Effects of Replacing Income Tax with Consumption Tax on the State and the Individual: A Canadian Example. Conference Proceedings, International Academic Conference, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, Barcelona.

Fischer, J. (November 2015). Consumption Tax, Liberty, and Democracy: Financing the Minimalist State. The Journal of Prices and Markets. Volume 5.

Community and University Service
Jim has served as an elected member of the university's General Faculties Council, the Budget Advisory Committee, and the MRU Sustainability Committee. He has served on the Scholarship and Awards Committee, the Research Grants Committee, and the Committee to revise the Mission and Values Statements of the Mount Royal Faculty Association (MRFA).
He has been a member of the Provincial and Territorial Council of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, where he served on the Risk Management Committee and Chaired the Governance Committee.