University of Southern California

Oguzhan Ozbas
Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, MIT; MS, Carnegie Mellon University; BS, Bogazici University


Oguzhan Ozbas studies corporate finance, corporate investment, internal capital allocation, organizational economics, and corporate governance. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies, has been profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and cited in policy briefs for the U.S. Congress. His most recent research examines the effects of the financial crisis on investment by corporations. Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Ozbas was a treasury associate at Ford Motor Company. At Marshall, he teaches finance classes at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD level.


Disclosure of Status in an Agency Setting 2013
Managerial Accommodation, Proxy Access, and the Cost of Shareholder Empowerment 2013
Corporate Diversification and the Cost of Capital 2013
Information Acquisition, Resource Allocation and Managerial Incentives 2013
Club Deals in Leveraged Buyouts 2010
Costly External Finance, Corporate Investment, and the Subprime Mortgage Credit Crisis 2010
Market Segmentation and Cross-Predictability of Returns 2010
When Are Outside Directors Effective? 2010
Evidence on the Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets 2010
Integration, Organizational Processes, and Allocation of Resources 2005
Corporate Fraud and Real Investment
Cross-Industry Momentum
Organizational Scope and Allocation of Resources: Evidence on Rigid Capital Budgets