CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal

  • Born August 1984 in Istanbul, Turkey

Research Areas

  • Household finance, behavioral finance, empirical asset pricing

 

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 2018 - Present

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, 2014 - 2018

 

Other Affiliations

  • Network Associate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), 2015 - Present

  • Research Fellow, Network for Studies on Pension, Aging and Retirement (Netspar), 2015 - Present

  • Guest Researcher, Deutsche Bundesbank, 2010 - Present

  • Associate Member, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), 2014 - 2018

  • External Expert, Project Group on Big Data, Deutsche Bundesbank, 2015 - 2017

  • Dissertation Intern, Sveriges Riksbank, 2011

 

Education

  •  Goethe University Frankfurt, 2009 - 2014

- Ph.D. in Finance and DFG Research Fellow

- Dissertation: "Essays on Individual Financial Behavior", summa cum Laude

  • Goethe University Frankfurt, 2005 - 2009

- Diploma in Business Economics

- Concentrations: Finance, Macroeconomics

Publications

  • "Financial Literacy Externalities" (with Michael Haliassos and Thomas Jansson), 2020, Review of Financial Studies 33, 950-989.

    • Winner of the 2021 RFS Hillcrest Prize for Best Paper in Behavioral Finance

  • "Is Proprietary Trading Detrimental to Retail Investors?" (with Falko Fecht and Andreas Hackethal), 2018, Journal of Finance 73, 1323-1361.

  • "Incompatible European Partners? Cultural Predispositions and Household Financial Behavior" (with Michael Haliassos and Thomas Jansson), 2017, Management Science 63, 3780-808.

 

Research Papers

  • "Do Robots Increase Wealth Dispersion?", 2020, (with Thomas Jansson), revise and resubmit at the Review of Financial Studies

  • "Do the Rich Gamble in the Stock Market? Low Risk Anomalies and Wealthy Households, 2021, (with Turan G. Bali, Doruk Gunaydin, and Thomas Jansson)

  • "Liquidity Support in Financial Institutions", 2021, (with Falko Fecht and Egemen Genc)

  • "Wealth Inequality: Opportunity or Unfairness?", 2021, (with Michael Haliassos and Thomas Jansson)

  • "Can Facebook Predict Stock Market Activity?", 2013

  • "Financial Advice: An Improvement for Worse?", 2013



Research in Progress

  • "Business Education and Wealth Inequality" (with Adam Altmejd and Thomas Jansson)

  • "Sustainable Investments: Myth or Reality?" (with Bige Kahraman and Egemen Genc)