Professor B. Burcin Yurtoglu

Chair of Corporate Finance



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  • University of Vienna, Doctoral Degree in Economics (1997)
  • University of Vienna, Master of Arts in Economics (1994)
  • Bogazici University, Bachelor of Arts Economics (1991)


  • Professor of Finance, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (2010 - to date)
  • a.o. Professor of Economics, University of Vienna (2004 - 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Vienna (1995 - 2004)

Visiting Positions

  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China: Faculty of Economics (2010)
  • WZB - Science Center Berlin (2005)
  • Sabanci University Graduate School of Management (2005)
  • Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (2001)

Grants & Awards

  • Best Conference Paper Award, 2017, AFFI (French Finance Association) for the paper “"She is Mine": Determinants and Value Effects of Early Announcements in Takeovers" with Nihat Aktas and Guosong Xu.
  • Best Teacher Award 2009, University of Vienna
  • Best Teacher Award 2008, University of Vienna
  • IVA-Award for Investor Protection and Corporate Governance, 2002, with K. Gugler and D.C. Mueller, Vienna
  • Finance Paper Honorable Mention, 1998, Istanbul Stock Exchange & ERC/METU International Conference on Economics II, Turkey
  • Nestlé Prize in Economic Sciences, 1997, Award for the best PhD Thesis in Economic and Social Sciences in Austria granted by the University of Innsbruck & Nestlé Corporation