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Akash Chattopadhyay

Akash Chattopadhyay

Akash Chattopadhyay

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga




Akash Chattopadhyay is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a cross-appointment to the Accounting area at Rotman. He currently teaches Managerial Accounting in the undergraduate elective curriculum. In his research, Akash studies empirical asset pricing and corporate governance, with a focus on an international context. More specifically, he studies the connections between accounting fundamentals and expected returns and the role of accounting information in standard, as well as alternative, corporate governance mechanisms. Akash's research is forthcoming in leading journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics. Media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times have covered his research.

Akash holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Prior to his MBA, he graduated from Jadavpur University, India with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Before his doctorate, Akash worked as an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch and IIFL Capital.

Academic Positions

  • 2017 -

    Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Toronto

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2009-2011

    Assistant Vice President, Equity Research, IIFL Capital

  • 2008-2009

    Analyst, Equity Research, Merrill Lynch

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Financial Reporting, Empirical Asset Pricing, Corporate Governance

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