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Dr Mehmet Umutlu

Biography Dr. Mehmet Umutlu is an Associate Professor in Finance at the Business School of Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). Before joining ENU, he worked as a Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor in Finance at the Department of International Trade and Finance of Yasar University in Turkiye where he also served as the Head of Department for nine years. He was a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University in the UK. He visited the Department of Finance at Tilburg University in Netherlands as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He took role at Cankaya University in Turkiye as an Assistant Professor.

He received a BSc degree in Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University (ABET accredited); completed the MBA program at Hacettepe University; and earned his PhD degree at Bilkent University in the track of Finance (AACSB accredited).

His main research interests fall in the areas of asset pricing, investments, portfolio management and financial economics. He published several articles in scientific journals most of which are indexed by Web of Science or Scopus and listed in CABS journal list. His papers appeared in journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Research in International Business and Finance, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Derivatives, Investment Analysts Journal, World Economy, Applied Economics, Journal of Asset Management, Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, and Finance Research Letters.

So far, he supervised three PhD dissertations to completion as the main supervisor and is currently accepting to supervise PhD dissertations in the broad area of investment analysis and portfolio management.

He served as a reviewer for several international journals, and for international and national research projects. He acted as the Principal Investigator for a project sponsored by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkiye and as a Researcher in another one. He presented and discussed many papers at national and international conferences and also chaired many seminars and conference sessions.
Research Interests Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Asset Pricing, Market Efficiency
Scopus Author ID 26535275600