Umit G. Gurun, PhD


Professor
Accounting
Email
(972) 883-5917
Education
PhD, Michigan State University, 2004
MBA, Koc University, 1999
BS, Bilkent University, 1997
Courses
ACCT 6344 Financial Statement Analysis
Current / Recent Research
Stock market efficiency
Corporate finance
Economics of Innovation
Corporate disclosure and communication
Awards and Recognition
The National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Economist, (2015-Current)
Associate Editor, Management Science (2015-Current)
National Science Foundation Award on Science Policy (2015-2018)
Real Estate Research Institute Award (2016-2017)
Best Empirical Finance Paper Award, Western Finance Association Meeting, 2016
Distinguished Associate Editor Service Award, Management Science, 2016
Distinguished Associate Editor Service Award, Management Science, 2015
Meritorious Referee Service Award, Management Science, 2014
Hakan Orbay Research Award – Best Paper, 2015
Semifinalist for Best paper in Investments, 2010 Financial Management Association
Frederick S. Addy Fellowship, 2002-2003
Professional Organizations
American Accounting Association
American Finance Association
Western Finance Association
Biography
Umit Gurun is professor of accounting and finance at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his PhD from the Michigan State University. He is a past visiting professor at University of Texas at Austin (2010-2011) and Harvard University (2014). He is an associate editor of Management Science and a research economist at NBER. Professor Gurun’s research focuses on a variety of issues in empirical asset pricing and corporate finance, including impact of financial media and advertising on asset prices. He is particularly interested in the ways that networks affect firm values and investor portfolio allocation. His research has been published in top journals, including Science, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Accounting Research. His recent research relates to the effects of patent litigation on corporate innovation. In this vein, he has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to investigate the effects of patent litigation policy on innovation outputs. Finally, his research has also attracted attention in the popular press, with cites in the Fortune, Institutional Investor, and the Economist.
Published Works
List of Published Works