I am an Associate Professor in Finance at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. My research mainly focuses on the effect of governance related regulations, the board of directors, firm disclosure and financial misconduct on shareholder value. My recent work examines the composition of the boards of directors and uses new and novel data that enhances our understanding of how board members interact with each other.

My research papers have been presented at many academic conferences and seminar series around the world. My research has also been recognized with various research grants and awards, including the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance in the 2014 FMA Asia Meetings for my co-authored paper on director skills. My work has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

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Interests
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate disclosure
  • Textual analysis
Education
  • PhD in Finance, 2007

    University of Alabama

  • BA in Business Administration, 2001

    Koç University

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