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Isaac Holloway

Assistant Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy

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  • Private Equity
  • Public Policy
  • Globalization
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Cultural Industries
  • Corruption
  • Applied Microeconomics

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Isaac Holloway is an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics, and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School. His research is primarily focused on the interaction between firm characteristics and strategies and the macro environment in international markets. Applications include work in the areas of motion pictures, private equity, commercial services, and Chinese outward investment.

Before joining Ivey in 2015, Holloway was an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (business economics) from Sauder in 2012.


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  • Ph.D. (Strategy and Business Economics), University of British Columbia
  • MA (Economics), University of British Columbia
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics), University of British Columbia

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Holloway, I. R., 2017, "Learning via Sequential Market Entry: Evidence from International Releases of U.S. Movies", Journal of International Economics, January 104: 104 - 121.
  • Holloway, I. R.; Lee, H. S.; Shen, T., 2016, "Private Equity Firm Heterogeneity and Cross-Border Acquisitions", International Review of Economics and Finance, July 44: 118 - 144.
  • Holloway, I. R., 2014, "Foreign Entry, Quality, and Cultural Distance: Product-Level Evidence from U.S. Movie Exports", Review of World Economics, May 150(2): 371 - 392.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Works in Progress

  • “Learning via Sequential Market Entry: Evidence from International Releases of U.S. Movies”
  • “Distance and Border Effects for Canadian Trade in Services”
  • “Private Equity Firm Heterogeneity and Cross-Border Acquisitions” (with Hoan Soo Lee and Tao Shen)
  • “Angel or Devil? The Influence of MNEs from an Emerging Market on Host-Country Corruption” (with Jie Yang)


  • Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University (2012-2015)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia (2014-2015)
  • Instructor, University of British Columbia (Spring 2010, Spring 2012)