Kim Trottier

Associate Professor, Accounting
PhD Accounting (UBC), MSc Accounting (UBC), BComm (Ottawa University), CPA, CA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario)

Burnaby Room: WMC 3355
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.6876

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Profesor Trottier is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Beedie School of Business. She holds a Masters degree and PhD in Accounting and Economics from the University of British Columbia, and a BCom from l’Université d’Ottawa. Her PhD covers archival research as well as mathematical modeling and econometrics. Her research spans several areas of the literature such as valuation models, event study methodology, experiments, behavioural studies, classification classification models, and topical issues in the banking and pharmaceutical industry. Her current focus is on forensics, analytics, big data, and machine learning. Dr. Trottier’s teaching experience ranges from theoretical to applied, across all levels of education from undergraduate to PhD students and Executive MBAs. She is a regular guest lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science.With years spent in professional practice as a Chartered Accountant, Dr. Trottier brings real-world experience to her teaching and research, applying insight from her work as a financial analyst, consultant, manager, corporate controller, and external auditor in corporations ranging in size from $500 million to $270 billion in assets. She holds board positions at the Canadian Academic Accounting Associationand and at 460 MIC

Specialization and Research Interests

Mathematical modeling

Capital markets

Information economics

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Dennis Chung, Karel Hrazdil, & Kim Trottier

On the efficiency of intra-industry information transfers: The dilution of the overreaction anomaly

2015 | Journal of Banking & Finance. 60(November): 153-167

Kim Trottier, & Irene M. Gordon

Students as surrogates for managers: Evidence from a replicated experiment

2015 | Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Karel Hrazdil, Kim Trottier, & Ray Zhang

An intra- and inter-industry evaluation of three classification scheme common in capital market research

2014 | Applied Economics. 46(17): 2021-2033

Dennis Chung, Karel Hrazdil, & Kim Trottier

Industry classification and the efficiency of intra-industry information transfers

2014 | American Journal of Business. 29(1): 95-111

The effect of reversibility on a manager's decision to record asset impairments

2013 | Accounting Perspectives. 12(1): 1-22

Karel Hrazdil, Kim Trottier, & Ray Zhang

A comparison of industry classification schemes: A large sample study

2013 | Economics Letters. 118(1): 77-80

What does the market say about say on pay? A look at the Canadian bank experience

2012 | Journal of Governance and Regulation. 1(3): 142-155

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