I am an associate professor at University of Texas at Dallas, currently visiting Harvard University as a visiting scholar. My current research areas include financial media and asset prices, aggregate earnings and predictability, networks in financial markets, and patent litigation.


Selected Refereed publications

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

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

[3] 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.

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

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

Selected Working Papers
[*] 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
[*] Advertising Expensive Mortgages (with Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru) [Download]
  • To be presented at 2014 Western Finance Association meeting
  • Presented at 2013 NBER- Household Finance Summer Institute
  • Presented at 2013 NBER- Behavioral Finance
  • Presented at 2013 American Finance Association meeting
[*] Price of Publicity [Download]
  • Presented at 2013 American Finance Association meeting
  • Insitutional Investor magazine interview
[*] Sell Side Debt Analysts and Market Efficiency (with Stan Markov and Rick Johnston) [Download]
  • Second Round at Management Science
[*] Substitution between Sources of Finance in Consumer Capital Markets, with Alex Butler (Rice University) and Jess Cornaggia (Indiana University) [SSRN Link]
  • Second Round at Management Science
  • Presented at the 2011 NBER Summer Institute- Household Finance
  • Presented at the 2011 Western Finance Association meeting
[*] A Project Level Analysis of Value Creation in Firms (with Jonathan Cohn and Rabih Moussawi) [SSRN Link]
  • Presented at 2013 American Finance Association meeting
[*] The Impact of Restatements on Bank Loans: Evidence from the Supply Chain (with R. Files) [SSRN Link]
  • Presented at the 2011 American Accounting Association meeting

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

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Umit G. Gurun

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-8835917


Email: umit.gurun@utdallas.edu


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]



Research Expertise

Financial Networks

Media and Asset Prices


Teaching Expertise

Financial Statement Analysis


Corporate Finance



My SSRN Author Site