Finance, Financial Engineering
(416) 736-2100 ext. 77948
(416) 736-5687
Room N204D, SSB
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Eliezer Z. Prisman

BA (Hebrew University of Jerusalem )

MSc & DSc (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology )

Professor of Finance
Schulich School of Business
York University
4700 Keele Street , Room N204D
Toronto , ON M3J 1P3






Methodological and commercial use of symbolic computation for financial models; investment; Market imperfection, tax effects in the derivative and fixed income markets; arbitrage models; fixed income securities term structure estimation and immunization. Use of financial econometrics for medical decision making.





1989 - Present


Schulich School of Business, York University



Teaching Area/s


Finance; Financial Engineering

Courses Taught


Portfolio Management; Derivative Securities; Fixed Income Securities

Previous Appointments


Bar-Ilan University, Israel;
Arizona State University, Arizona, USA;
College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia, USA

Lady Davis Visiting Professorship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel, 2007






"DERIVATIVE SECURITIES: An Interactive Dynamic Environment for Advanced Learning (IDEAL) powered by MAPLE V and MATLAB", Academic Press; ISBN: 0125649150; 1st edition 2000.

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"Essays in Portfolio Management: An Interactive e-book powered by Maple", MyMathApps 2014.

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Introduction to Derivative Securities: An Interactive e-book, powered by Maple", MyMathApps 2015.

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Fixed Income Fundamentals: An Interactive e-book, powered by Maple", MyMathApps 2015.

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Recent Refereed Journal Papers

"Regulator's Determination of Return on Equity in the Absence of Public Firms: The Case of Automobile Insurance in Ontario", Risk Management and Insurance Review, Forthcoming Fall 2015, with (F. lazar)
"Real Estate Transactions in Ancient Israel: Excavating Imbedded Options Utilizing Modern Finance ", Financial History Review , Vol 22 no 1 2015, pp, 117-131.

"Intraoperative Risk Management of Hyperparathyroidism: modeling and testing the evolution of parathyroid hormone's evolution as a mean reverting stochastic processes"Operations Research for Health Care 3 (2014) pp. 7-14 (with Eitan Prisman and J. Freeman)

"Valuing Historical Land Claims and Its Loss of Use” (with Fred Lazar) forthcoming, Journal of Real Estate Literature.

"Arbitrage Violations and Implied Valuations: The Option Market" European Journal of Finance Vol. 19, No. 3-4 March - April 2013 pp. 298-327 DOI:10.1080/1351847X.2012.672440, Jun 2012, (with I. Ioffe)

"A Dual Interpretation of the Case-Shiller Index and Its Implications to Home Appraisals; ¯Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2012, 205-217

"Constructing Historical Yield Curves from Very Sparse Spot Rates: A Methodology and Examples from the 1920s Canadian Market" Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 1-22 DOI: 10.1515/1932-9156.1119, May 2012, (with F. Lazar)

"A Stochastic Approach to Risk Management for Prostate Cancer Patients on Active Surveillance", (with A. Gafni and T. Finelli), Journal of Theoretical Biology, 284 (2011) 61–70.

"Testing the Evolution Process of Protate-Specific Antigen in Early Stage Prostate Cancer: What is the Proper Underlying Model?", (with A. Gafni and T. Finelli) Statistics in Medicine 2011, 30 3038–3049. The electronic appendix can be downloaded by clicking here.

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