Dr. Duygu Zirek

Associate Professor | Accounting and Finance | Feliciano School of Business
Location: 383
Email: zirekd@montclair.edu

Biography

Dr. Duygu Zirek completed her PhD in Financial Economics at CUNY in 2012. She worked at the University of New Orleans upon completion of her PhD prior to joining MSU. She has taught in the PhD in Financial Economics, MBA and undergraduate programs in Investments, Derivatives and Macroeconomics areas. Her work has been published in leading journals including <i>Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics </i>and<i> Emerging Markets Finance and Trade</i>. She is a member of Financial Management Association and an affiliate Member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Louisiana.<br><br>

Expertise

Dr. Zirek’s specialization is in empirical asset pricing, financial econometrics and corporate finance.

Education

  • Ph D, Financial Economics, 2012, City University of New York, New York, NY USA
  • BA, Economics, 2006, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Finance, Montclair State University. (August 2020 - Current).
  • Associate Professor of Finance, University of New Orleans. (August 2018 - August 2020).
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, University of New Orleans. (August 2012 - August 2018).

Consulting

  • Litigation Expert Consultant/Support, Economatrix Research Associates, New York, NY. (September 2008 - June 2009). 20 hours/week

Honors and Awards

  • McGraw-Hill Education Distinguished Paper Award . (March 2017).

Research

  • "Mean-Variance Market Timing the U.S. Stock Market" on SSRN (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3828222)
  • "Stock Price Synchronicity, Diversification and Predictability of Aggregate Stock Returns in International Markets" with Ozgur Demirtas (soon to be submitted)

Refereed Published Articles

  • Zirek, D., Alhomaidi, A., Hassan, M., Alhassan, A. (2018). Does an Islamic Label Cause Stock Price Comovements and Commonality in Liquidity?. Applied Economics,
  • Zirek, D., Unsal, O., Hassan, M. (2017). Corporate Lobbying and Labor Relations: Evidence from Employee-Level Litigations. Journal of Corporate Finance,
  • Zirek, D., Unsal, O., Hassan, M. (2017). Impact of Product Recall Announcements and Security Price Reaction. Journal of Economics and Business,
  • Zirek, D., Noman, A., Naka, A. (2017). Prior Returns Relative to a Benchmark and Return Predictability on Industry Style Portfolios. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance,
  • Zirek, D., Unsal, O., Hassan, M. (2016). Corporate lobbying, CEO political ideology and firm performance. Journal of Corporate Finance,
  • Zirek, D., Hassan, M., Celebi, F. (2016). The Islamic Banking and Economic Growth Nexus: A Panel VAR Analysis for Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Countries. Journal of Economic Cooperation Development,
  • Zirek, D., Demirtas, K. (2011). Aggregate Earnings and Expected Stock Returns in Emerging Markets. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade,