Texas A&M University Mays Business School Ph.D. in Finance, 2011
Texas A&M University M.S. in Economics, 2007
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2003
Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017 – present.
Assistant Professor of Finance, The University of Kansas, 2011 – 2017.
Investments (FIN 310)
Business Investment and Valuations (FIN 494)
Research & Publications
Smart Money, Dumb Money, and Capital Market Anomalies (with W. Armstrong, S.Sorescu, and A. Subrahmanyam), Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 118 -2, 211-450, 2015.
The Calm Before the Storm, 2016, The Journal of Finance, Volume LXXI-1 225-255,2016.
Capital Market Efficiency and Arbitrage Efficacy (with W. Armstrong, S. Sorescu, and A. Subrahmanyam), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Volume 51, No. 2, 2016.
Corporate Directors and Informed Traders (with Felix Meschke and Jide Wintoki), Journal of Accounting and Economics, Volume 62-1, 1-23, 2016 (Lead Article).
Akbas, Ferhat, Chao Jiang, and Paul Koch, 2017. The Trend in Firm Profitability and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns. The Accounting Review, Vol. 92, No. 5, pp. 1–32 (Lead Article).
Akbas, Ferhat, Ekkehart Boehmer, Bilal Erturk, and Sorin Sorescu, 2017. Short interest, returns, and fundamentals, Financial Management. Volume 46, Issue2, Pages 455-486.
Akbas, Ferhat, Stanimir Markov, Musa Subasi, and Eric Weisbrod, 2018, Determinants and consequences of information processing delay: Evidence from the Thomson Reuters Institutional Brokers’ Estimate System, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 127, Issue 2, Pages 366-388.
Akbas, Ferhat, Chao Jiang, and Paul Koch, 2018. Insider Holdings and Stock Returns, The Journal of Finance , Forthcoming.
Do Mutual Fund Investors Overweight the Probability of Extreme Payoffs in the Return Distribution? (with Egemen Genc), Second Round Review at Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis)
Short Selling and Cross-Firm Price Impact (with Ekkehart Boehmer, Egemen Genc)
The Time-Varying Liquidity Risk of Value and Growth Stocks (with Ekkehart Boehmer, Egemen Genc, and Ralitsa Petkova)
Idiosyncratic Volatility of Liquidity and Expected Stock Returns (with Will J. Armstrong and Ralitsa Petkova)
Do individual investors have information processing skills? (with Musa Subasi)
Do Director Networks Improve Managerial Learning from Stock Prices? (with Rebecca Hann, Fikret Polat, Musa Subasi)
Disagreement, Aggregate Trading Volume, and Excess Market Returns (with Chao Jiang, Paul Koch and Egemen Genc)