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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

Li, W., Ng, J., Tsang, A., Urcan, O. Forthcoming. Country-level institutions and management earnings forecasts. Journal of International Business Studies

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