Douglas Cumming

Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Florida Atlantic University

Douglas Cumming is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University as well as a Visiting Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.  Previously, he was a Professor and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Professor Cumming received his BA in economics and finance from McGill University, his masters from Queen’s University and PhDs in both economics and finance as well as law from the University of Toronto. Professor Cumming is also a Certified Financial Analyst.

He has published over 185 articles in leading refereed academic journals in finance, management, and law and economics, and his work has been cited over 17,000 times according to Google Scholar. His is the Founding Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Corporate Finance (2021-), the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (2020-2022) and the Journal of Corporate Finance (2018-2020). Professor Cumming has written 18 academic books covering a host of financial and regulatory issues.

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.