Dr. Basma Majerbi is a finance professor and UVic Scholar at the the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada. She teaches international and corporate finance with an underlying foundation of economics and sustainability to undergraduate and graduate students. Basma’s teaching interests also include investments, financial markets and institutions and risk management. Dr. Majerbi is also the Chair of Operations at the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI) at University of Victoria.
Since 2011, Dr Majerbi also works as a consultant with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute for Capacity Development, where she acts as a Technical Advisor delivering macroeconomics and finance courses to mid- and senior level staff from central banks and ministries of finance (mainly in Africa and Eastern and Central Europe). Courses taught with the IMF institute cover a wide range of topics related to macroeconomic policy, financial sector issues and macro-prudential supervision, managing external vulnerabilities (such as exposure to commodity prices volatility, external debt in foreign currency, etc.), and financial markets analysis for policy making, etc.
Dr Majerbi’s research interests are mainly in international finance with a focus on emerging markets. Her research examines the importance of currency risk in international stock markets, financial liberalization and its impact on systemic banking crises, the role of financial systems in economic development and growth, the importance of financial cooperative institutions in the development process, etc. Dr Majerbi’s research has been published in leading business journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, among others.
Before joining the Gustavson School of Business, Dr Majerbi taught various finance courses at McGill University and participated in executive education programs while working for a consulting and management training company in Tunisia.