Faculty and instructor profiles

Associate Professor

Lawrence Bauer

B.Sc., PhD

Phone: 709.864.4410
Email: lbauer@mun.ca
Office: A-2009B
Areas of Expertise


Personal Profile

Dr. Larry Bauer earned his undergraduate degree in computer engineering at the University of Alberta in 1984, after which he wrote accounting and inventory control software for 10 years. Most of the time it seemed that writing accounting software involved spending the first afternoon solving the interesting part of the problem and the next six-weeks making the output look pretty. Having had enough of writing software, he spent a year at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, studying philosophy – only to discover that much of the study of philosophy involves reading what dead people have to say about other dead people. Seeking a more "lively" career, he enrolled in the master of business administration (MBA) program at the University of Alberta upon his return to Canada, and transferred to the PhD program in finance at the end of the first year. He has found teaching and research in the finance area to be a lively and exciting career.



  • Academy of Finance Best Paper Award (Investments)
  • Academy of Finance Teaching Excellence Award


  • Academy of Finance Best Paper Award (Investments)
  • Finance Professor of the Year


  • Faculty of Business Administration Dean's Teaching Award


  • Finance Professor of the Year


  • Finance Professor of the Year
Research Highlights

Dr. Bauer’s current research looks at inflationary gap, dividend policy and the cost of capital in a not-for-profit setting.