University of Calgary

Gordon Sick

  • Professor Emeritus of Finance
  • Faculty [FNCE]

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Interests




Dr. Gordon Sick is a professor in the Finance/Risk Management and Insurance area of the Haskayne School of business. He has been teaching at Haskayne since 1988 and is currently the Area Chair for Finance/Risk Management and Insurance.

Dr. Sick previously taught at the Yale School of Organization and Management, the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. In addition to a PhD and an MSc in Finance from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Sick also has an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Toronto. He has been a director of the Financial Management Association, the Western Finance Association and the Finance Division Chairperson of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He chaired the 1999 Northern Finance Association Conference.

Dr. Sick's current research interests include capital budgeting, the impact of interest tax shields on project valuation, real options, cost of capital, real estate, seasonalities in security returns and the cost of banking services.

Dr. Sick has published articles on cash management, capital budgeting and asymmetric information models. He was the keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Real Options conference in Cyprus in 2002. He has been an Associate Editor of Management Science and is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Finance. He has published articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Financial Management, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Urban Economics. His Principles of Corporate Finance, Second Canadian Edition, with Brealey, Myers and Giammarino, is an introductory finance text that is widely used in Canadian undergraduate and MBA programs.

Dr. Sick has also served as a president of the Calgary Association for the Mentally Handicapped (now the Developmental Disability Resource Centre of Calgary), and as a director for the Alberta Association for Community Living. He is treasurer of the Alberta Centre on Entrepreneurship and Disabilities. All of these organizations work towards integration of persons with disabilities into normal community life.

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