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Pat Akey

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto

Conference and Seminar Presentations (* denotes conference presentation by coauthor)


2020 AFA Annual Meetings, Notre Dame, Monash University, University of Melbourne


2019 AFA Annual Meetings (X2), HEC Montreal Economics, 17th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference, Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance, FIRS meetings*, Marstrand Finance Conference, Global Corporate Governance Colloquia*, EFA, UN PRI Academick Network Conference, Northern Finance Association Meetings*, University of Illinois- Chicago, Tilburg, HEC Paris, Banque de France, ESCP Paris, INSEAD, Universite Dauphine, Bocconi, Colorado Finance Summit


2018 AFA Annual Meetings, AEA Annual Meetings*, North Carolina State Univesity, Midwest Finance Association*,  Mid-Atlantic Reseaerch Conference, NBER Corporate Finance, Manchester Business School, Federal Reseve Board, Maryland Junior Finance Conference, Drexel Corporate Governance Conference, Northeastern University Finance Conference*, Josepsh Stigler Conference on the political Economy of Finance (Chicago Booth) University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, SFS Cavalcade (X2)*, ITAM Finance Conference*, FIRS meetings*, Society for Environmental Law and Economics, Gerzensee Corporate Finance, NBER Summer Institute (IT and Digitization*), UN PRI Academic Network Conference (Berkeley Haas), Northern Finance Association Meetings, DePaul Conference on CSR and the Economy


2017 AFA Annual Meetings, University of Illinois, ASU Winter Conference*,  University of Southern California, Chicago Quantitative Alliance Spring Conference, CEPR Annual Meetings*, American Law and Economics Annual Meetings, 14th IDC Herzaliya Conference, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research Meetings, Josepsh Stigler Conference on the political Economy of Finance (Chicago Booth)*, Finance UC Conference of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, WFA Annual Meetings*, EFA Annual Meetings, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics Meetings, Northern Finance Association Meetings, Tsinghua University


2016 University of Toronto Law School, McGill, University of Toronto Finance, University of Edinburgh, WFA Meetings*, FIRS Meetings, American Law and Economics Association Meetings, European Finance Association Meetings*, Gerzensee Summer Symposium (Informal Session), University of Washington Summer Conference, Northern Finance Association Meetings, University of Alberta, Depaul University, TAU (December) Finance Conference


2015 American Law and Economics Association Mettings, Conference on Financial Economnics and Accounting, Financial Research Association Meetings, University of Western Ontario, Queen's University


2014 AEA Annual Meetings, HKUST, University of Toronto, Unviversity of Utah, INSEAD, Nanyang Technical University, Financial Intermediateion Reserach Society Meetings, Gersenzee Summer Symposium (Informal Session), 4th MSFCU Confrenence on Financial Institutions and Investments, Conference on Empirical Legal Studies


2013 AFA Annual Meetings, Transatlatntic Doctoral Conference - London Business School, FMA Europe, USC Finance PhD Conference, EFA Doctoral Tutorial, University of Iowa, FMA Annual Meetings, LBS, UNC Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting, Eurofidai Annual Meetings


2012 Eastern Finance Association Annual Meetings, Transatlantic Doctoral Conference - London

Business School, London Business School Seminar (2), INSEAD


2011 London Business School, INSEAD


2010 Conference on Social Change - London School of Economics


2009 Bank of Canada Conference on Financial Market Stability - Simon Fraser University, London Business School


2008 What is an Organization? - HEC Montreal

London Business School, London UK

PhD, Finance, 2009-2014

Master of Research,  2011


McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Bachelor of Commerce, Finance, 2004-2009


2016 RFS Rising Scholar Award


2013 USC Finance PhD Conference  Best Paper Award


AXA Doctoral Fellowship - AXA Research Fund Grant value €120,000 (2012-2014)

Invited Discussions

2020 AFA


2019 MFA (X2), Chicago Financial Institutions Conference, Fixed Income and Financial Institutions Conference, SFS Cavalcade, Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance, FIRS, Josepsh Stigler Conference on the Political Economy of Finance (Chicago Booth)


2018  Chicago Financial Institutions Conference, Mitsui Finance Symposium, EFA, UN Principles of Responsible Investment Conference, Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting


2017  Chicago Financial Institutions Conference, FIRS, Josepsh Stigler Conference on the Political Economy of Finance (Chicago Booth), WFA, CEPR Conferences on Incentive, Management and Organization and Entrepreneurship


2016 American Law and Economics Association, LBS Summer Finance Conference, EFA, FMA, JLFA  Annual Meeting,


2015 American Law and Economics Association, China International Conference on Finance, Linthuanian Conference on Economic Research, EFA, NFA

2014 NFA


2013 FIRS,  EFA


University of Toronto - Assistant Professor