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  • Associate Professor of Finance

Academic Degrees


Selected Publications

Alex Borisov, Andrew Ellul, and Merih Sevilir, (2020), "Access to Public Capital Markets and Employment Growth", forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics. 

  • Nickolay Gantchev, Merih Sevilir, and Anil Shivdasani (2020), "Activism and Empire Building", Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 138, Issue 2 (November). 
  • Ugur Celikyurt, Merih Sevilir and Anil Shivdasani (2014), "Venture Capitalists on Boards of Mature Public Firms," Review of Financial Studies, Volume 27, Issue 1 (January).
  • Cai, Ye and Merih Sevilir (2012), "Board Connections and M&A Transactions," Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 103, No. 2, February, pp. 327-349.
  • Paolo Fulghieri and Merih Sevilir (2011), "Mergers, Spin-Offs and Employee Incentives," Review of Financial Studies, lead article, Vol. 24, No. 7, July, pp. 2207-2241. 
  • Ugur Celikyurt, Merih Sevilir and Anil Shivdasani (2010), “Going Public to Acquire? The Acquisition Motive in IPOs,” Journal of Financial Economics, lead article, Vol. 96, No. 3, June, pp. 345-363.
  • Sevilir, Merih (2010), “Human Capital Investment, New Firm Creation and Venture Capital,” Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 19, pp. 483-508.
  • Ugur Celikyurt, Merih Sevilir and Anil Shivdasani, and  (2010), “How an IPO Helps in M&A,” Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 22, pp. 94-99.
  • Paolo Fulghieri and Merih Sevilir (2009), “Size and Focus of a Venture Capitalist’s Portfolio,” Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 11, November, pp. 4643-4680.
  • Paolo Fulghieri and Merih Sevilir (2009), “Organization and Financing of Innovation, and the Choice between Corporate and Independent Venture Capital,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 44, No. 6, December, pp. 1291-1321.

Research Interests

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Initial Public Offerings, Entrepreneurial Finance

Working Papers

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