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Assistant Professor, Finance
My research mainly focuses on issues related to corporate governance. My first research channel is identifying the benefit of political connections to firm performance. I investigate whether political contributions, lobbying spending and campaign donations contributes to shareholder wealth. I examine why firms engage in political strategies and how political involvement contributes to the firm value. My second research channel is analyzing the impact of lawsuits on firm’s productivity. I work with various types of lawsuits including labor, patent, environmental, securities and antitrust cases to examine how legal challenges influence corporate governance practices.
Unsal, Omer, M. Kabir Hassan, and Duygu Zirek. “Corporate Lobbying and Labor Relations: Evidence From Employee-Level Litigations.” Journal of Corporate Finance 46 (2017): 411-441.
Unsal, Omer, M. Kabir Hassan, and Duygu Zirek. “Product Recalls and Security Prices: New Evidence From the U.S. Market.” Journal of Economics and Business 93 (2017): 62-79.
Unsal, Omer, M. Kabir Hassan, and Duygu Zirek. “Corporate Lobbying, CEO Political Ideology and Firm Performance.” Journal of Corporate Finance 38 (2016): 126-149.