Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Ownership and Control, Private Equity, Dynamic Investment Strategies, Corporate Social Responsibility.


  • The Market Value of Corporate Votes: Theory and Evidence from Option Prices, (with Avner Kalay and Shagun Pant), Journal of Finance, forthcoming [SSRN]
  • Working Papers

  • Active Ownership, June 2013 (with Elroy Dimson and Xi Li), R&R at the Review of Financial Studies [SSRN]
  • The Impact of Creditor Control on Corporate Bond Pricing and Liquidity, March 2014 (with Edith Hotchkiss and Peter Feldhütter) [SSRN]
  • CEO Turnover in LBOs: The Role of Boards, May 2013 (with Francesca Cornelli) [SSRN]
  • Staggered Boards and Private Benefits of Control, February 2014 (with Mahdi Mohseni)
  • Mean Reversion Between Different Classes of Shares in Dual-Class Firms: Evidence and Implications, November 2009 [pdf]
  • Are Capital Markets Color-Blind? The Impact of the Homeland Security Alert Level on Capital Markets, August 2007 [SSRN]
  • Work in Progress

  • Endogenous Risk Aversion, (with Emre Özdenören)
  • About Me

    Oğuzhan Karakaş

    Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

    Author Page at SSRN [Link]


    Carroll School of Management
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    E-mail: oguzhan [dot] karakas [at] bc [dot] edu
    Phone: +1-617-552-1175