Omer Unsal

Academic Title

Assistant Professor, Finance

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Investment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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 do

  • Ph.D. Financial Economics University of New Orleans
  • M.S. Finance University of New Orleans
  • M.A. Business Administration Western Michigan University</l

  • Agency Cost
  • CEO and Board Characteristics
  • CEO Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Innovation

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 Re

  • McGraw-Hill Education Distinguished Paper Award, Southwestern Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2017.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, University of New Orleans, 2016.
  • Outstanding Doctoral Stu