Yonca Ertimur
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research • Tandean Rustandy Esteemed Professor • KPMG Faculty Fellow • Professor
Accounting

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Yonca Ertimur is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Professor of Accounting at the Leeds School of Business.

Yonca’s research focuses on two major themes. The first is corporate governance—a system put in place to reduce agency costs. Within this broad topic, Yonca examines the impact of direct monitoring by shareholders via shareholder voting in resolving agency problems. The second theme of Yonca’s work is the production and disclosure of information by firms and by intermediaries who provide information and advice to investors to guide their investment decisions. In particular, Yonca investigates the effect of self-interest motives of managers and financial analysts on the amount, timing and attributes of the information they provide to the capital markets. Yonca’s research has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and Review of Financial Studies.

Yonca earned her PhD at New York University in 2003, her MBA at University of Rochester in 1998, and her BS in Business Administration at Bosphorus University in 1992. Prior to joining Leeds, Yonca was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Duke University (2006 – 2012) and Stanford University (2003 – 2006).