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Andrea Down

Andrea Down

Assistant Professor, Accounting Area (UTSC)


PhD, University of Michigan, 2020
MA, University of Michigan, 2018
HBA, University of Western Ontario, 2012
CPA, CA, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, 2015




Andrea Down is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Department of Management at UTSC, with a cross-appointment to the Accounting Area at the Rotman School of Management. Her research examines the provision, acquisition, and utilization of private information in disclosure and debt contracting settings. She is also interested in the role of technology in the capital markets. Andrea's research is published in leading journals, such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Review of Accounting Studies.  Prior to pursuing a career in academia, she worked as a Senior Accountant at KPMG LLP, where she earned her CPA, CA designation. 

Academic Positions

  • 2020-Present

    Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Toronto

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2012-2015

    Senior Accountant, KPMG LLP

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Private Information; Disclosure; Debt Contracting; Auditing; Financial Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • 2013

    UFE National Honour Roll, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

  • 2015-2016

    CPA Ontario Doctoral Fellowship, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

  • 2017

    Doctoral Fellowship, Deloitte Foundation

  • 2023

    CPA Ontario Doctoral Fellow, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario