About me

Queen’s University
Smith School of Business
Associate Professor and Distinguished Professor of Finance
Office: Goodes Hall, Room 434 West Wing
T: (613) 533.2352
E: ryan.riordan@queensu.ca

You can find my CV here and my Google Scholar page here.

I am an associate professor of finance at Queen’s University Smith School of Business, in Kingston Ontario. Previously I was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), in Oshawa, Ontario. Prior to this I was an assistant professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany. At KIT I lead a small research group on financial market innovation. I spent 6 months, in 2010, as a visiting scholar at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2009, I received a PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with my Dissertation titled: “The Economics of Algorithmic Trading”.

My work has been published at the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesJournal of Financial Markets, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research and the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and presented at numerous conferences and seminars.

I was recently awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for research on whether faster markets are better markets. Terrence Hendershott and Jonathan Brogaard and I won the Michael Brennan Award for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies in 2014. In 2014 Terrence Hendershott and I won the Philip Brown Prize for the best published paper using Thomson-Reuters SIRCA data in 2013. In 2013 I also received the best paper award at the Northern Finance Association. In 2012 a Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank; and in 2009 the Josseph de la Vega Prize from the Federation of European Securities Exchanges.