Miguel Palacios

Miguel Palacios


Associate Professor

Haskayne School of Business, Finance [FNCE]

Future Fund Fellowship

Haskayne School of Business

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Office: 403.220.2883


Office: SH135

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Finance, University of California, Berkeley, 2009

M.S. Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

M.B.A. , University of Virginia, 2001

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, 1997


Miguel Palacios is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.  His academic work focuses on the intersection of human capital and asset-pricing.  In particular, he studies the size and riskiness of human capital, its impact on the riskiness of firms, the riskiness of education investments, and optimal contracts for financing education.  He is a co-founder of Lumni, which has financed more than 12,000 students through Income Share Agreements in Latin America and the United States. More recently, he is working on creating better financial products for retirees as a co-founder of A&P Capital.  Miguel holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration — finance — and an M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.B.A. from the Darden Business School, University of Virginia, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.


Course number Course title Semester
FNCE 443 Security Analysis &Investments Fall 2021
FNCE 613 Investment and Portfolio Management Fall 2021