Douglas Cumming

Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Schulich School of Business, York University

Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., C.F.A., is a Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Prof. Cumming has published over 150 articles in leading refereed academic journals in finance, management, and law and economics, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. As of January 2018, he is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance. He is the founding editor of Annals of Corporate Governance, and co-editor of Finance Research Letters and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is the coauthor of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting (Elsevier, 2nd edition, 2013), and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Private Equity (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds (Oxford University Press, 2017), and the Oxford Handbook of IPOs (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018). Prof. Cumming’s work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including the Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, National Post, and New Yorker.

Recent Research by Douglas Cumming

— Aug 2, 2018
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Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship

Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship and Spurring Entrepreneurship through Capital Gains Tax Reform—chapters in a recent book on demographics and entrepreneurship—find that eliminating, or at least lowering, Canada’s uncompetitive tax rate on capital gains is the best policy for encouraging entrepreneurial financing, which is critical for new business startups.