Burcu Esmer is a Senior Research Fellow at Wharton Joshua Harris Alternative Investments Program 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 is the recipient of Wharton Teaching Excellence Reward for the academic year 2018-2019.