Skip to main content
Akyol, Ali

Akyol, Ali

Associate Professor
B.A. (Koç University), Ph.D. (University of Alabama)
Location
DMS 10144
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 8823
Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Biography

Professor Akyol's research mainly focuses on the effect of governance related regulations, the board of directors, firm disclosure and financial misconduct on shareholder value. My recent work examines the composition of the boards of directors and uses new and novel data that enhances our understanding of how board members interact with each other.

His research papers have been presented at many academic conferences and seminar series around the world. His research has also been recognized with various research grants and awards, including the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance in the 2014 FMA Asia Meetings for my study on director skills. His study on director skills has also been shortlisted for the best paper award in the 2015 FMA Annual Meetings. His work has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Professor Akyol holds a PhD in finance from The University of Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. His teaching experience includes various courses in the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels at the University of Melbourne.

Research Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Textual Analysis
Teaching Areas
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Adams, R.B., Akyol, A. and Verwijmeren, P. 2018. Director skill sets. Journal of Financial Economics, 130(3): 641-662.
  • Akyol, A., Raff, K. and Verwijmeren, P. 2017. The Elimination of Broker Voting in Director Elections. Finance Research Letters.
  • Akyol, A., Kim, J.-S. and Shekhar, C. 2014. The Causes and Consequences of Accelerated Stock Repurchases. International Review of Finance.
  • Akyol, A., Cooper, T., Meoli, M. and Vismara, S. 2014. Do Regulatory Changes Affect IPO Underpricing? Journal of Banking & Finance, 45(C): 43-58.
  • Akyol, A. and Foo, C.C. 2013. Share Repurchase Reasons and the Market Reaction to Actual Share Repurchases: Evidence from Australia. International Review of Finance, 13(1): 1-37.
  • Akyol, A. and Verwijmeren, P. 2013. Human capital costs, firm leverage, and unemployment rates. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 22(3): 464-481.
  • Akyol, A. and Cohen, L. 2013. Who Chooses Board Members? Advances in Financial Economics.
  • Akyol, A., Lim, W.F. and Verwijmeren, P. 2012. Governance Characteristics and the Market Reaction to the SEC’s Proxy Access Rule. International Review of Finance, 12(2): 2012.
  • Akyol, A., Lim, W.F. and Verwijmeren, P. 2012. Shareholders in the Boardroom: Wealth Effects of the SEC’s Proposal to Facilitate Director Nominations. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 47(5): 1029-1057.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2017 University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Grant Faculty of Business and Economics Grant R O PI $ 17,448
2014 University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Grant Faculty of Business and Economics Grant R O PI $ 14,305
2014 University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Grant Faculty of Business and Economics Grant R O PI $ 2,384
2014 University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School Joint Research Grant Business School Joint Research Grant R O PI $ 90,601
2014 University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Teaching Innovation Grant O O PI $ 17,874
2013 University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Grant Faculty of Business and Economics Grant R O PI $ 14,854

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

© 2019 Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
Policies  |  Emergency Info

Close