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October 24, 2017
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William McNally

Dr. William McNally

Associate Professor (Finance) & Area Coordinator (Finance)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2793
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: SBE3259
Office Hours: Fall 2012: by appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background
BA (Queen's University), MA (Simon Fraser University), PhD (University of Toronto)

William J. McNally is an Associate Professor of finance at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Professor McNally received his M.A. in economics from Simon Fraser University in 1986 and subsequently worked as an economic consultant and as a research economist at the Fraser Institute. In 1993 he received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Toronto. After leaving Toronto, he taught for seven years at the University of Victoria. In 1999 he joined the faculty at Laurier. His primary research interests are in stock repurchases, insider trading, and market microstructure. Professor McNally's research has been published in journals such as Financial Management, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. Professor McNally is innovative in the use of technology for teaching. He has written an online introductory finance textbook titled iFinance.


Corporate finance, particularly in issues relating to information economics such as the signaling role of stock repurchases

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