Gonul Colak, Ph.D

My Research Interests

Curriculum Vitae (CV)                                 My Research Interests




"Spin-offs, Divestitures, and Conglomerate Investment," with  Toni M. Whited, Review of Financial Studies 20 (2007): 557-595.

"Cycles in the IPO Market," with Chris Yung and Wei Wang, Journal of Financial Economics 89 (2008): 192-208.

"Diversification, Refocusing, and Firm Value," European Financial Management 16 (2010): 442-448. 

"Strategic Waiting in the IPO Markets," with Hikmet Gunay, Journal of Corporate Finance 17 (2011): 555-583. 

"Primary Market Characteristics and Secondary Market Frictions in Stocks," with Rodney Boehme, Journal of Financial Markets 15 (2012): 286-327.  

"IPO Characteristics of Index Firms," Managerial Finance 38 (2012): 1134-1159.

 "Changes in Cash Holdings Around the S&P 500 Additions," with Eric Brisker and David PetersonJournal of Banking and Finance, 37 (2013), 1787-1807. 

   "Executive Compensation Structure and the Motivations for Seasoned Equity Offerings," with Eric Brisker, Don Autore, and David PetersonJournal of Banking and Finance, 40 (2014), 330-345. 
"Decoupling by Clienteles and by Time in the Financial Markets: The Case of Two-Stage Stock-Financed Mergers," with James Ang and Tai-Wei ZhangJournal of Corporate Finance, 25 (2014), 360-375.
"Political Environment, Financial Intermediation Costs, and Financing Patterns," with Ali Gungoraydinoglu and Ozde Oztekin, Journal of Corporate Finance, 25 (2017), 360-375. 
"Political Uncertainty and IPO Activity: Evidence from U.S. Gubernatorial Elections," with Art Durnev and Yiming Qian, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 52 (2017), 2523-2564. 
"Global Leverage Adjustments, Uncertainty, and Country Institutional Strength," with Ali Gungoraydinoglu and Ozde Oztekin, Journal of Financial Intermediation, forthcoming.

Working Papers

"CEO Compensation Contagion via Peer Benchmarking: Effects of S&P 500 Index Additions" with Jun Yang and Pengfei Ye.
"CEO Mobility and Corporate Policy Risk" with Timo Korkeamaki, 2016.
"Global Leverage Adjustments, Political Uncertainty, and Country Institutional Strength" with Ozde Oztekin and Ali  
  Gungoraydinoglu, 2016. 

"Understanding the Common Dynamics of Corporate Waves," with Iftekhar Hasan, Necati Tekatli, 2016

 "International IPO Markets and a Foreign IPO Puzzle," with Candace Jens, April Knill, and Kelsey Syvrud, 2014. 

 "The Preferred Habitat Patterns in the Holdings of Canadian and U.S. Sub-National Debt," with
Bartley Hildreth, 2009.