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Andrew K. Ault

Full-time PhD Candidate
    Degrees:HBA, Political Science with High Distinction (Carleton University); MBA (Lakehead University); MSc, Management, Thesis in Finance and Strategy (Lakehead University)


    Area of Research: 

    • Finance
    • Management and Strategy

    Andrew’s research interests lie at the intersection of empirical corporate finance, strategy and economics. His primary area of focus is exploring the relationship between corporate governance, innovation and economic growth with sectoral emphasis in healthcare, natural resources and financial technology. His theoretical interests include agency theory, neoinstitutionalism and endogenous growth.

    Andrew’s current research includes (a) using blockchain as an empirical laboratory to test and build models between governance, innovation and financial performance, (b) explore the economic impact of the derivatives market and (c) understand how innovation is affected by financial disintermediation, CEO compensation and media coverage of boards.


    Supervisor: Dr. Yuriy Zabolotnyuk