András Danis

Associate Professor
Central European University
Department of Economics and Business
Quellenstrasse 51
1100 Vienna, Austria

Email: DanisA [at]

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Published and accepted papers:

  1. Refinancing, Profitability, and Capital Structure. Journal of Financial Economics, December 2014, Volume 114, Issue 3. Co-authored with Daniel Rettl and Toni Whited. Winner of the Jensen Prize (second place) for the best paper in Corporate Finance and Organizations published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2014. Data and code.

  2. Do Empty Creditors Matter? Evidence from Distressed Exchange Offers. Management Science, 2017, Volume 63, Number 5.

  3. The Real Effects of Credit Default Swaps. Journal of Financial Economics, 2018, Volume 117, Issue 1. Co-authored with Andrea Gamba.

  4. The Impact of Right-to-Work Laws on Worker Wages: Evidence from Collective Bargaining Agreements. Journal of Financial Economics, 2020. Co-authored with Sudheer Chava and Alex Hsu.

    Media coverage: CNN Money, National Affairs - Daily Findings, Crain’s Chicago Business,,, The Post and Courier, Reuters.

    Mentioned in the Economic Report of the President, Council of Economic Advisers, White House, 2022.

    Short video summarizing the paper.

  5. Shareholder Monitoring with Strategic Investors. Finance Research Letters, 2020.

  6. Dark Knights: The Rise in Firm Intervention by CDS Investors. Co-authored with Andrea Gamba. Management Science, 2023.

Working papers:

  1. The Effect of Credit Default Swaps on Financial Contracting. Co-authored with Anastasia Richmond and Andrea Gamba.

  2. Using Wait Time to Predict Inflation. Co-authored with Daniel Rettl.

    Short summary in Hungarian on (and on the Defacto blog).

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  3. Decoupling Voting and Cash Flow Rights. Co-authored with Andre Speit and Paul Voß.