Goodman researcher to discuss stock market reactions to news

Walid Ben Omrane, Professor of Finance at the Goodman School of Business and Departmental Researcher of the Year Award recipient, will discuss the effects of news and public communications on emerging currencies as part of Goodman’s Luncheon Speaker Series Friday, Nov. 10.

Investigating the intraday sensitivity of emerging currency price components to exogenous shocks, Ben Omrane will shed light on the existence and magnitude of currency jumps and cojumps in emerging markets, as well as their response to major domestic and foreign macroeconomic news releases and senior official speeches.

Omrane’s research tends to focus on foreign exchange market microstructure, international finance and financial econometrics. His work has earned recognition through publication in journals across the fields of finance, economics and statistics, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of International Financial Markets, and Empirical Economics. Beyond his research pursuits, Ben Omrane actively contributes as an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple academic journals.

His achievements include receiving the Goodman School of Business Finance, Operations and Information Systems Departmental Researcher of the Year award, the Best Paper Award in Investment, Financial Markets, and valuation at the 2014 Global Finance Association conference in Dubai, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year.

The Luncheon Speaker Series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues. The talk will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Sankey Chamber.

The event is open to everyone and anyone interesting in attending can RSVP to Jennifer Smith at to reserve a seat.

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