Alfred is associate professor in the finance area at the Haskayne School of Business since 2005. He received an undergraduate degree and a PhD from the University of Vienna. Prior to Joining Haskayne, Alfred held positions at the University of Vienna and the University of British Columbia.
Alfred teaches a introductory finance for the MBAs, a class on Fintech, and a class on Corporate Finance for PhD students. Alfred's areas of research interest include bank regulation, financial stability, and corporate finance.
Alfred is currently researching how fintech will change the finance industry, under what conditions renegotiations can facilitate a private sector workout of a financial crisis. He also works on how information produced by financial markets can be optimally used in bank regulation. In his previous research Alfred developed several methods on how to measure the probability of a financial crisis, analyzed conflicts of interest for financial Analysts, and looked at the empirical fit of alternative option pricing models. Alfred’s work has been published in Management Science, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Review of Finance.
In his spare time he enjoys skiing and hiking