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Oguzhan Karakas

assistant professor - finance department

Oguzhan Karakas

Fulton Hall 334


Ph.D., London Business School
M.S.E., Princeton University
B.S., Middle East Technical University


Oguzhan Karakas is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His research focuses on Corporate Governance, Ownership and Control, Corporate Social Responsibility, Private Equity, and Dynamic Investment Strategies. He has served as a part-time consultant to a hedge fund on establishing trading strategies.


  • Active Ownership, (with Elroy Dimson and Xi Li), Review of Financial Studies, Volume 28, Issue 12, pages 3225-3268, December 2015.
            » RFS Lead Article & Editor's Choice Article
            » IRRCi Research Award - Honorable Mention, 2015
            » Moskowitz Prize for the Best Paper in Socially
               Responsible Investing, 2012
  • The Value of Creditor Control in Corporate Bonds, (with Edith Hotchkiss and Peter Feldhütter), Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming. 
  • The Market Value of Corporate Votes: Theory and Evidence from Option Prices, (with Avner Kalay and Shagun Pant), Journal of Finance, Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 1235-1271, June 2014.