Department of Finance
Pamplin College of Business
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Spring 2013 Teaching Schedule:
|FIN||3154||Corporate Finance||M W||4:00p||5:15p||ROB||105|
|FIN||3154||Corporate Finance||M W||2:30p||3:45p||ROB||105|
Spring 2013 Office Hours:
- M W 1:45 - 2:15 and 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Education and Certification:
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2008
B.Com., University of Toronto, 2003
At Virginia Tech, Ambrus currently teaches corporate finance to undergraduate students. Previously, he taught corporate finance to undergraduate and doctoral students. At the University of Toronto, he taught introductory finance to undergraduate students.
Ambrus' research ranges from corporate finance to investments. His research has been cited in numerous media including the Wall Street Journal (twice) and the Chicago Tribune. His research has been published (or is forthcoming) in several top journals including the Journal of Finance (JF) (twice), the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), and The Accounting Review (TAR). His published papers study: equity research analysts and corporate policies; initial public offerings; long-term investors and corporate policies in the presence of stock mispricing; and equity short selling and debt pricing. His current working papers study: analysts' preferences and corporate policies; information asymmetry and the cost of debt as well as credit events; long-term investors and corporate cash holdings; and the drivers of the value of analysts' recommendations.