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Dr. Burcin Col

Dr. Burcin Col

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University



Burcin Col is Associate Professor of Finance at Pace University, Lubin School of Business and received her PhD in Finance from McGill University. Dr. Col’s research interests lie in the general area of international corporate finance spanning topics such as corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, political risk, tax avoidance and corporate social responsibility. She has published on these topics in academic journals such as Management Science, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Business Ethics. Her research in corporate governance was awarded prestigious grants by the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research and by the NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative.

Current FUBiS courses:

  • September 2012 – Present

Assistant Professor of Finance, Pace University, New York, NY

  • September 2006 - October 2012

Ph.D. in Finance, McGill University Montreal, QC

  • September 2000 – June 2004

B.S. in Business Administration, Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey

Pace University, Lubin School of Business
Recipient of Lubin School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award 2014

  • FIN 260 – Financial Management
    Core course, Fall 2012, Spring-Fall 2013, Spring-Fall 2015, Spring-Fall 2016
  • FIN 320 – Corporate Finance
    Core major course, Fall 2013, Spring-Fall 2015, Spring-Fall 2016
  • FIN360/680V – International Field Study
    Elective course, Fall 2015
  • FIN495 – Business Honors Program Senior Thesis
    Honors course, Spring 2014

McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award 2010              

FINE 482 – International Finance
Elective course, Summer 2010

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • CSR

Published Papers

  • Corporate Inversions: Going Beyond Tax Incentives (with Rose Liao and Stefan Zeume) – Review of Corporate Finance Studies - Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions, Financial Management Association (FMA) Latin American 2017 Meetings
  • The Role of Corporate Governance for Acquisitions by the Emerging Market Multinationals: Evidence from India (with Kaustav Sen), 2017, Journal of Corporate Finance- Recipient of NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative
  • Foreign Risk—Domestic Problem: Capital Allocation and Firm Performance under Political Instability (with Art Durnev, and Alexander Molchanov), 2017, Management Science
  • Going to Haven? Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Avoidance (with Saurin Patel), 2016, Journal of Business Ethics
  • Agency Costs of Moving to Tax Havens: Evidence from Cross-border Merger Premia, 2016, Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Corporate Governance and State Expropriation Risk (with Vihang Errunza), 2015, Journal of Corporate Finance

Non-Refereed Publications

  • What Drives Corporate Inversions? (with Rose Liao and Stefan Zeume), November 2017, Oxford Business Law Blog
  • What Drives Corporate Inversions? (with Rose Liao and Stefan Zeume), April 2016, CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School
  • Implementing Governance Practices, January 2012, Directors Journal, Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) - Recipient of Robert Bertram Doctoral Award by Canadian Foundation for Governance Research
  • The Independence of Central Banks (Merkez Bankalarinin Bagimsizligi),2003, PIVOLKA (Research Bulletin)