Kim Trottier

Associate Professor, Accounting / Business and Society


Room: WMC 3355

Phone: 778.782.6876



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


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

Data analytics
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.

Trottier, K. (2017). Leading under pressure: Evaluating the decision-making style of NHL coaches. Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal, 7(1), 97-112.

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.

books chapters and monographs

Gordon, I. M., & Trottier, K. (2017). Agency theory: Applications in behavioral accounting research. In Libby, T., & Thorne, L. (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Behavioral Accounting Research. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK).