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Karolina Krystyniak

Assistant Professor


Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3004
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5372

Research topics

  • institutional trading
  • investor attention
  • stock market anomalies
  • market liquidity
  • market sentiment
  • empirical asset pricing
  • capital structure


Dr.  Karolina Krystyniak is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She holds a PhD in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include institutional investors and their trading behaviour, investor attention, market liquidity, market sentiment and empirical asset pricing. Her research has been presented at numerous prestigious international conferences.

Her teaching philosophy is based on a strong belief that the purpose of business school education is preparing students for real-life challenges in their professional careers.

Dr. Krystyniak is a CFA® charterholder; before her academic career she worked in many top international consulting companies. She currently is involved in promoting the CFA Charter among Ontario Tech University students and strengthening the program’s relationship with CFA Society.

Outside the university, Dr. Krystyniak is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Integration Action for Inclusion in Education & Community in Ontario, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educational inclusion and living in the community for all people who need extra support.


  • PhD, Finance Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY
  • CFA Charterholder
  • Master of Economics with Major in Finance and Banking Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Warsaw, Poland
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with first-class Honours in Accounting St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Courses taught

Financial Econometrics
Managerial Finance

Research and expertise

  • empirical asset pricing
  • institutional trading
  • investor attention
  • market liquidity
  • stock market anomalies
  • SSHRC Small Research Grant, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Grant program (with Amir Akbari) - $7,000 for the project “Arranged Marriage of Real Estate and Equity Markets; Government Real Estate market interventions and their impact on the Canadian equity market."


  • Conference presentations
    • Financial Management Association European Doctoral Student Consortium, Venice, Italy, 2015
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2015
    • Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Captiva Island, Florida, 2015
    • Midwest Finance Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016
    • China International Conference in Finance, Xiamen, China, 2016 (by coauthor)
    • Baruch College Seminar Series, 2017
    • FBIT Research Seminar Series, Ontario Tech University, 2018
    • European Finance Association, Warsaw, Poland, 2018
    • Behavioural Finance Working Group conference, London, U.K., 2018
    • The Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics 11th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2018