Ambrus Kecskés is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University. He studied at the Rotman School of Management and earned a B.Com. and Ph.D. in Finance, both from the University of Toronto.

His main research expertise and interests lie at the intersection of financial markets and the real economy. He has published numerous papers in the top finance and accounting journals. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Corporate Finance. His research has won many best paper awards at conferences around the world and is regularly cited by such media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, and CBC News.

His teaching focuses on corporate finance and ranges from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. He has won numerous teaching excellence awards. In addition to his teaching at York University, he has taught at Virginia Tech and the University of Toronto.

Featured research

Labor force demographics and corporate innovation, with François Derrien and Phuong-Anh Nguyen
Punchline: Being located in younger labor market makes firms more innovative
Presented at the Western Finance Association (WFA) 2019 Conference (Huntington Beach, CA)
Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions, FMA Asia/Pacific Conference
Best Paper Award, Vietnam International Conference in Finance

Best Paper Award, World Conference on Business and Management
Best Paper Award for Corporate Finance, Academy of Finance Conference

Contact information

Name: Ambrus Kecskés

Position: Associate Professor of Finance

Finance Area
Schulich School of Business
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Email: akecskes@schulich.yorku.ca