About

Burcu Esmer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at Kelley School Business of Indiana University. Dr. Esmer earned her BSc in Economics and Minor in Mathematics from the Middle East Technical University (Turkiye), her MA in Economics and PhD in Finance from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Esmer’s primary areas of research are empirical corporate finance and banking. She investigates agency conflicts, and their impact on corporate policies. She also studies how creditor interference affects product market competition. More recently, Dr. Esmer has begun investigating energy investments.

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Burcu Esmer is a research fellow at  Wharton Alternative Investments Initiative and a  faculty member at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Esmer earned her BSc in Economics and Minor in Mathematics from the Middle East Technical University (Turkiye) with Highest Honor (Summa Cum Laude), her MA in Economics and PhD in Finance from the University of Iowa. Dr. Esmer’s primary areas of research are empirical corporate finance, banking and private equity. She investigates agency conflicts, and their impact on corporate policies. 

Dr. Esmer also serves on the  Advisory Board Member of Girls Who Invest.

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