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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. 2017. Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals by corporate outside directors. Management Science, 63: 114-138

Shivakumar, L., Urcan, O. 2017. Why does aggregate earnings growth reflect information about future inflation? The Accounting Review, 92: 247-276

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

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016, 2018

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

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