University of Victoria

Basma Majerbi

Basma Majerbi is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Gustavson School of Business, and a Fellow at the Center for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI), University of Victoria, Canada.

She’s also a Consultant/Technical Advisor for the International Monetary Fund and contributes to the training of government officials on various topics related to financial market development, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policy and financial sector issues. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant for the World Bank and held various positions in the private sector.

Her research examines the importance of currency risk in global equity markets, international diversification benefits into emerging markets, systemic banking crises, and the impact of financial system diversity on economic growth and macro-financial stability. She’s also interested in impact investing and the role of financial markets in achieving the SDGs. Her past research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Empirical Finance, and Emerging Markets Review.

Basma is a past recipient of the Gustavson School of Business Award for Research Excellence, the MBA Best Professor of the Year Award and the Gustavson School Innovation Award. She’s passionate about sustainable and socially responsible investing, which is integrated in her finance teaching at Gustavson. She holds a PhD in Finance from McGill University and an MSc in International Finance from HEC Montreal.