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Oktay Urcan

Associate Professor of Accountancy and Fred & Virginia Roedgers Faculty Fellow in 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

Franco, F., Urcan, O., Vasvari, F. 2016. Corporate diversification and the cost of debt: The role of segment disclosures. The Accounting Review, 91: 1139-1165

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

Honors and Awards

Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

Raymond A. Hoffman Faculty Excellence Award, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

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