I am an associate professor at University of Texas at Dallas. I also serve as an associate editor at Management Science. My current research areas include financial media and asset prices, advertising financial products, immigration networks in financial markets, and patent litigation. I was a visiting faculty at University of Texas at Austin (2010-2011) and Harvard University (2014).


Selected Refereed publications

[1] Butler, Alex, Jess, Cornaggia, and Umit G. Gurun, "Substitution between Sources of Finance in Consumer Capital Markets", Management Science, Forthcoming. [Download]

[2] Da, Zhi, Umit G. Gurun, and Mitch Warachka, "Frog in the Pan: Continuous Information and Momentum", Review of Financial Studies, 2014. [Download]

[3] Butler, Alex, and Umit G. Gurun, "Educational Networks, Mutual Fund Voting Patterns, and CEO Compensation", Review of Financial Studies, 2012 August. [Download]

[4] Gurun, Umit G., and Alex Butler, “Don’t Believe the Hype: Local Media Slant, Local Advertising, and Firm Value.” Journal of Finance, 2012 April.[Download][Internet Appendix] An example of what we discuss in this paper is here.

[5] Cready, Willam M., and Umit G. Gurun, “Aggregate Market Reaction to Earnings Announcements.” Journal of Accounting Research, 2010, 289-334. [Download]

[6] Umit G. Gurun, Rick Johnston, and Stan Markov, “Sell Side Debt Analysts and Market Efficiency.” Management Science, Forthcoming. [Download]

[*] For other refereed publications, please see my resume.

Selected Working Papers
[*] Advertising Expensive Mortgages (with Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru) [Download]
  • Second Round at Journal of Finance
[*] Price of Publicity [Download]
  • Second Round at Accounting Review
  • Insitutional Investor magazine interview
[*] The Impact of Restatements on Bank Loans: Evidence from the Supply Chain (with R. Files) [SSRN Link]
  • Second Round at Contemporary Accounting Review
  • Presented at the 2011 American Accounting Association meeting
[*] Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms (with Lauren Cohen and Scott Kominers) [Download]
  • Presented at 2014 NBER- Innovation, Summer Institute
  • To be presented at 2015 AFA Meetings
[*] Resident Networks and Firm Trade(with Lauren Cohen and Chris Malloy) [Download]
  • Presented at 2012 NBER- International Trade Conference
  • Presented at 2013 American Finance Association meeting
[*] Micro-Level Value Creation Under CEO Short-termism (with Jonathan Cohn and Rabih Moussawi) [Download]
  • Presented at 2013 American Finance Association meeting
[*] Local Investment Bias in a Smaller World (with Bin Li, Zhi Da, and Mitch Warachka) [Download]

Teaching Experience

Courses taught at University of Texas at Dallas: Financial Statement Analysis (MBA Level); Financial Information Management (Undergraduate Level)

Courses taught at University of Texas at Austin: Investments (Undergraduate Level)

Courses taught at Michigan State University: Investments (Undergraduate Level), Corporate Finance (Undergraduate Level)

Ad Hoc Referee

American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and others.


Married and have two little daughters

Umit G. Gurun

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-8835917


Email: umit.gurun@utdallas.edu

SkypeId: umit.gurun


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]



Research Expertise

Financial Networks

Media and Asset Prices


Teaching Expertise

Behavioral Finance

Financial Statement Analysis


Corporate Finance



My SSRN Author Site