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Pat Akey

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto


Valuing Changes in Political Networks: Evidence from Campaign Contributions to Close Congressional Elections, 2015, Review of Financial Studies, 28:3188-223


2016 RFS Rising Scholar Award

2013 USC Finance PhD Conference Best Paper Award




Policy Uncertainty, Political Capital, and Firm Risk-Taking with Stefan Lewellen

(Revise and Resubmit at RFS) Link


Media Coverage: The Economist


Politicizing Consumer Credit with Stefan Lewellen and Rawley Heimer

(Revise and Resubmit at JFE) Link 


Pushing Boundaries: Political Redistricting and Consumer Credit

with Christine Dobridge, Rawley Heimer and Stefan Lewellen



Media Coverage: NPR, Forbes


The Limits of Limited Liability: Evidence from Industrial Pollution with Ian Appel

(Revise and Resubmit at JF) Link


Hacking Corporate Reputations with Stefan Lewellen, Inessa Liskovich and Christoph Schiller



Price Revelation from Insider Trading: Evidence from Hacked Earnings News

with Vincent Gregoire and Charles Martineau



Environmental Externalities of Activism with Ian Appel

Paper available upon request

Works in Process

Economic Distress and Asset Reallocation with Ben Iverson




Working Papers