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Yonca Ertimur serves as Professor of Accounting at the Leeds School of Business and was appointed to be the acting dean of the school by Provost Russell More, effective July 1, 2022. She brings nearly two decades of experience in business school research, teaching, service and leadership. She serves as the first-ever Tandean Rustandy Esteemed Professor, in addition to playing editorial roles with the prestigious Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting Research and Management Science journals.

Prior to her current role, Ertimur served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, and Chair of the Accounting Division. She earned her PhD at New York University in 2003, her MBA at the University of Rochester in 1998, and her BS in Business Administration at Bosphorus University in 1992. Before joining Leeds, Ertimur was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Duke University (2006 – 2012) and Stanford University (2003 – 2006).

Ertimur’s teaching interests and experience include financial accounting and graduate seminars in MBA and Ph.D. programs, and she was recognized with the MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2015 and 2017. Her research focuses on two major themes. The first is corporate governance and the impact of direct monitoring by shareholders via shareholder voting in resolving agency problems. The second is the production and disclosure of information by firms and by intermediaries who provide information and advice to investors to guide their investment decisions.

Ertimur’s work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting ResearchManagement ScienceReview of Accounting Studies, and Review of Financial Studies.

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Executive and Director Labor Markets, Corporate Disclosures, Role of Analysts as Information Intermediaries.

Working Papers

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