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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 to present
Assistant Professor, London Business School, 2007-2014
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Dallas, 2002-2007

Recent Publications

Franco, F., Ittner, C., Urcan, O. Forthcoming. Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals by corporate outside directors. Management Science

Louis, H., Urcan, O. 2015. Agency conflicts, corporate payout policies, and direct benefits of conservative financial reporting to equity-holders. Contemporary Accounting Research, 32: 455-484

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