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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    Professor 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. 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

    Research Interests

    Mathematical modeling
    Capital markets
    Information economics

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Trottier, K., & Gordon, I. M. (2018). Students as surrogates for managers: Evidence from a replicated experiment. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 35(1), 146-161.

    Chung, D., Hrazdil, K., & Trottier, K. (2015). On the efficiency of intra-industry information transfers: The dilution of the overreaction anomaly. Journal of Banking & Finance, 60(November), 153-167.

    Hrazdil, K., Trottier, K., & Zhang, R. (2014). An intra- and inter-industry evaluation of three classification scheme common in capital market research. Applied Economics, 46(17), 2021-2033.

    Chung, D., Hrazdil, K., & Trottier, K. (2014). Industry classification and the efficiency of intra-industry information transfers. American Journal of Business, 29(1), 95-111.

    Trottier, K. (2013). The effect of reversibility on a manager's decision to record asset impairments. Accounting Perspectives, 12(1), 1-22.

    Hrazdil, K., Trottier, K., & Zhang, R. (2013). A comparison of industry classification schemes: A large sample study. Economics Letters, 118(1), 77-80.

    Trottier, K. (2012). What does the market say about say on pay? A look at the Canadian bank experience. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 1(3), 142-155.

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