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Oğuzhan Karakaş

Oğuzhan Karakaş

University Senior Lecturer in Finance

BS (Middle East Technical University), MSE (Princeton University), PhD (London Business School)

Research interests

Corporate governance; ownership and control; corporate social responsibility; private equity; dynamic investment strategies.

Subject group: Finance & Accounting

Professional experience

Oğuzhan Karakaş has served as a part-time consultant to a hedge fund on establishing trading strategies.

Previous appointments

Oğuzhan Karakaş was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School.

Awards & honours

  • Best Published Research Article, FIR-PRI Finance and Sustainability European Research Award, 2016
  • Honorable Mention, IRRCi Research Award, 2015
  • All Star Teachers, The Carroll School of Management - Boston College, 2014
  • Moskowitz Prize for the Best Paper in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Berkeley-Haas and US SIF, 2012

Selected publications

Feldhütter, P., Hotchkiss, E. and Karakaş, O. (2016) "The value of creditor control in corporate bonds." Journal of Financial Economics, 121(1): 1-27 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2016.03.007)

Dimson, E., Karakaş, O. and Li, X. (2015) "Active ownership." Review of Financial Studies, 28(12): 3225-3268 (DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhv044)

Kalay, A., Karakaş, O. and Pant, S. (2014) "The market value of corporate votes: theory and evidence from option prices." Journal of Finance, 69(3): 1235-1271 (DOI: 10.1111/jofi.12132)

Cambridge Judge research impact and engagement recognised

Elroy Dimson, Neil Stott and Belinda Bell of Cambridge Judge Business School are winners in the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards of the University of …

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Research on inclusive capitalism

Corporate engagement project involving Professor Elroy Dimson of Cambridge Judge selected by the Principles for Responsible Investment organisation. The Principles for Responsible …

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‘Less confrontational’ investor engagement

Environmental and social engagement by investors helps firms improve both financial performance and governance, finds study co-authored by Elroy Dimson of Cambridge …

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ESG Magazine: The 2016 winners

The FIR-PRI Awards, which have been running since 2005, have established themselves as one of the highest-profile bursary competitions supporting academic research …

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Financial Times: Getting ‘engaged’ offers path to salvation for active managers

Research by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Elroy Dimson, Oguzhan Karakas and Xi Li, published last year, used data from one large institutional …

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Financial Times: Climate talks mark turning point for investors

Preliminary academic evidence in a paper called Active Ownership, by Elroy Dimson of the University of Cambridge and London Business School, Oguzhan …

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Bloomberg.com: Derivatives broker turned green warrior takes on Dirty Asia Inc.

A study of investor engagements with businesses on environmental, social and governance issues by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Elroy Dimson, Oguzhan Karakas …

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BusinessWire: Winners of 2015 IRRC Institute Research Award challenge conventional wisdom on fossil fuel divestment; influence of passive investors

For the first time in the IRRC Institute Award’s four-year history, the judges selected multiple research papers for Honorable Mention recognition, saying …

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PR Newswire: Major new responsible investing study sought for 2013 Moskowitz Prize recognition

The Moskowitz Prize encourages and recognizes outstanding academic research on matters germane to the field of responsible investing. In 2012, the prize …

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Financial Times: Active ownership offers win-win strategy

Award-winning research co-authored by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Elroy Dimson, Oğuzhan Karakaş and Xi Li analysed investor engagement with US companies over …

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Contact details

Oğuzhan Karakaş
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

o.karakas@jbs.cam.ac.uk