Alfred Lehar

Alfred Lehar
Associate Professor
University of Calgary
Haskayne School of Business
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
Tel.: +1 (403) 220 4567



Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours

by appointment

Working Papers

Systemic Risk in Decentralized Markets (with Christine A. Parlour)
coming soon
Paper scheduled at: American Economic Association 2022

Decentralized Exchanges (with Christine A. Parlour)
Paper presented at: American Finance Association 2022, 16th Central Bank Conference on the Microstructure of Financial Markets 2021,Central Bank Research Association conference 2021, China International Conference in Finance 2021, 6th Southern Denmark University Finance Workshop 2021, Blockchain Technology Symposium, 2021, SNB-CIF Conference on Cryptoassets and Financial Innovation, 2021, FinteQC conference, 2021, Conference on Financial Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2021, Bank for International Settlements, Protocol Labs.

Miner Collusion and the BitCoin Protocol (with Christine A. Parlour)
Paper presented at: Western Finance Association 2020, European Finance Association 2020, Financial Management Assiciation 2020, 4th SAFE Market Microstructure Conference 2020, Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research Forum 2020, INFORMS annual meeting 2020, Toronto Fintech Conference 2020, 3rd UWA Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and FinTech conference 2020

Bitcoin Microstructure and the Kimchi Premium (with KJ Choi and Ryan Stauffer)
Paper presented at: SNB-CIF Conference on Cryptoassets and Financial Innovation 2019, Developments in Alternative Finance 2019, Annual Central Bank Conference on the Microstructure of Financial Markets 2018, FintecQC 2018, Shanghai Summer Institute of Finance 2018

Learning and Optimal Delay in Bargaining over Sovereign Debt Restructuring (with Ryan Stauffer)
Preliminary and incomplete

Restructuring Failure and Optimal Capital Structure
Paper has been accepted for presentation at: China International Conference in Finance 2018, International Risk Management Conference 2017, FMA Europe conference 2017, Fixed Income and Financial Institutions Conference 2017, University of South Carolina, CREDIT conference 2015, European Finance Association 2015, European Winter Finance Summit 2015, Midwest Finance Association 2014, Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference 2014, European Financial Management association 2014, Rome, UBC Summer conference 2014 (3 slide session)

Emergency liquidity facilities, signaling, and funding costs (with Celine Gauthier, Hector Perez Saiz, and Moez Souissi)
Paper has been accepted for presentation at: Canadian Economic Association 2013, Northern Finance Association 2013, Midwest Finance Association 2014, FIRS 2017

Using Price Information as an Instrument of Market Discipline in Regulating Bank Risk (with Duane Seppi and Guenter Strobl)
Paper presented at: FIRS 2006, Western Finance Association 2006, University of Hamburg 2006, University of Mannheim 2005, Imperial College 2005, Norges Bank 2005, Northern Finance Association 2005.

Alternative Value-at-Risk Models for Options
Paper presented at: GARP Research Conference 2000, London; Computation in Economics and Finance 2000, Barcelona; European Financial Management Association 2000, Athens; Southern Finance Association Meetings 2000, Savannah (winner of the best paper on derivatives award).



Alfred Lehar, Yang Song, Lasheng Yuan, Industry Structure and the Strategic Provision of Trade Credit by Upstream Firms, Review of Financial Studies 33(10), 2020, 4916-4972.

Alexander David, Alfred Lehar, Imperfect Renegotiations in Interbank Financial Networks, Management Science 65(5), 2019, 1949-2443.

Mahdi Ebrahimi Kahou, Alfred Lehar, Macroprudential Policy: A Review Journal of Financial Stability 29, 2017, 92-105.

Helmut Elsinger, Alfred Lehar, Martin Summer, Network models and systemic risk assessment, in Handbook of Systemic Risk, edited by Jean-Pierre Fouque and Joseph A. Langsam, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Celine Gauthier, Alfred Lehar, Moez Souissi, Macroprudential capital requirements and systemic risk, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial Intermediation 21(4), 2012, 594-618.

Helmut Elsinger, Alfred Lehar, Martin Summer, Risk Assessment for Banking Systems, Management Science 52(9), 2006, 1301-1314, Appendix.

Alfred Lehar, Otto Randl, Chinese Walls in German Banks, Review of Finance 10(2), 2006, 301-320.

Helmut Elsinger, Alfred Lehar, Martin Summer, Using Market Information for Banking System Risk Assessment, International Journal of Central Banking 2(1), 2006, 137-165.

Helmut Elsinger, Alfred Lehar, Martin Summer, Systemically Important Banks: An Analysis for the European Banking System , International Economics and Economic Policy 3(1), 2006, 73-89.

Alfred Lehar, Measuring Systemic Risk: A Risk Management Approach, Journal of Banking and Finance 29 (10), 2005, 2577-2603 (previously circulated as "Implementing a portfolio perspective in banking supervision").

Thomas Dangl, Alfred Lehar, Value-at-risk vs. building block regulation in banking , Journal of Financial Intermediation 13, 2004, 96-131.

Alfred Lehar, Martin Scheicher, Christian Schittenkopf, GARCH vs Stochastic Volatility: Option Pricing and Risk Management, Journal of Banking and Finance 26(2-3), 2002, 323-345.

Alfred Lehar, Martin Scheicher, Guenter Strobl, Trade versus Time Series based Volatility Forecasts: Evidence from the Austrian Stock Market, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management 15(4), 2001, 500-515.

other Publications

Kyoung Jin Choi, Ryan Henry, Alfred Lehar, Joel Reardon, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, A Proposal for a Canadian CBDC, prepared for the Bank of Canada's Model X challange.

Celine Gauthier, Alfred Lehar, and Moez Souissi, Towards a Stress-Testing Model Consistent with the Macroprudential Approach, Bank of Canada Financial System Review, December 2009, 53-57.

Helmut Elsinger, Alfred Lehar, Martin Summer, A New approach to assess the risk of interbank loans, Financial Stability Report 3, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Juni/June 2002.

Alfred Lehar, Franz Welt, Christoph Wiesmayr, Josef Zechner, Risikoadjustierte Performancemessung in Banken - Konzepte zur Risiko-Ertragssteuerung, Oesterreichisches Bankarchiv, Dezember 1998.

Alfred Lehar, Otto Randl, Besonderheiten von Analystenvorhersagen in Universalbanken, Oesterreichisches Bankarchiv, Mai 2002, 366-370.


The latest research on bitcoin and blockchain, talk at Calgary public Library, February 2021. Slides

The Latest Research on Digital Currency & the Future of Finance, April 2021. Slides

Buyer beware: How Libra differs from Bitcoin, September 2019.