Ugur Lel

Nalley Distinguished Chair in Finance, Associate Professor

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620 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
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Curriculum vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
PhD
  • Finance
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
2005
MS
  • Finance
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
2003

Research Interests

  • International Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Virginia Tech
Associate Professor 2016 to 2016
Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor 2011 to 2016
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Financial Economist 2005 to 2011

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ugur Lel, Ricardo Correa. 2016. Say on pay laws, executive compensation, pay slice, and firm valuation around the world. Journal Of Financial Economics.
  • Ugur Lel, Darius Miller. 2015. Does takeover activity cause managerial discipline? Evidence from international M&A laws. Review Of Financial Studies, (28):1588-1622.
  • Ugur Lel, Antonio Falato, Dalida Kadyrzhanova. 2014. Distracted directors: Does board busyness hurt shareholder value?. Journal Of Financial Economics, (113):404-426.
  • Ugur Lel, Jason Kotter. 2011. Friends or foes? Target selection decisions of sovereign wealth funds and their consequences. Journal Of Financial Economics, (101):360-381.
  • Ugur Lel, Darius Miller, Nuno Fernandes. 2010. Escape from New York: the market impact of SEC rule 12h-6, 2010. Journal Of Financial Economics, (95):129-147.
  • Ugur Lel, Darius Miller. 2008. International cross-listing, firm performance and top management turnover: a test of the bonding hypothesis. Journal Of Finance, (63):1897-1937.
  • Ugur Lel, Darius Miller, George Allayannis. 2012. The use of foreign currency derivatives, corporate governance, and firm value around the world. Journal Of International Economics, (87):65-79.
  • Ugur Lel. 2012. Currency hedging and corporate governance: a cross-country analysis. Journal Of Corporate Finance, (18):221-237.
  • Ugur Lel, Dogan Tirtiroglu, Harjeet Bhabra. 2004. Political risk and business relocations: evidence from Quebec and the rest of Canada. Journal Of Banking And Finance, (28):2237-2258.
  • Ugur Lel, Dogan Tirtiroglu, Harjeet Bhabra. 2002. Stock markets’ reaction to headquarters relocation decisions in Canada. Canadian Journal Of Administrative Sciences, (19):345-358.