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Oktay Urcan

Associate Professor of Accountancy

Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas, 2007
B.A., Management, Bogazici University, 2002

Positions Held

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Assistant Professor, London Business School, 2007-2014
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Dallas, 2002-2007

Recent Publications

Louis, H., Urcan, O. Forthcoming. Agency conflicts, corporate payout policies, and direct benefits of conservative financial reporting to equity-holders. Contemporary Accounting Research

Franzen, L., Li, X., Urcan, O., Vargus, M. 2014. The market response to insider sales of restricted stock versus unrestricted stock. Journal of Financial Research, 37: 99-118

Louis, H., Sun, A., Urcan, O. 2013. Do analysts sacrifice forecast accuracy for informativeness? Management Science, 59: 16881708

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Securities Valuation

Archival Financial Accounting: Debt market relevance of accounting information, Accounting disclosures, and Macro accounting