Ugur Lel


Ugur Lel


Assistant Professor of Finance

Department of Finance
Pamplin College of Business
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office: Pamplin 2114
Phone: 540-231-7216
Fax: 540-231-3155


Spring 2015 Teaching Schedule:

13515 FIN 3154 Corporate Finance T R 2:00p 3:15p PAM 2002
13519 FIN 3154 Corporate Finance T R 3:30p 4:45p PAM 2002
19220 FIN 6116 Corporate Finance T R 5:00p 6:00p PAM 1008

Spring 2015 Office Hours:

TR 11:00 - 12:00

Education and Certification:

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2005

M.S., Indiana University, 2003

M.S., Concordia University, 2000

B.Eng., Istanbul Technical University, 1997


Dr. Lel’s primary teaching area is in corporate finance. He currently teaches Corporate Finance at the undergraduate level.

Professional/Business Experience:

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Dr. Lel was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC in the International Finance division.  He also taught finance at Indiana University in Bloomington.


Dr. Lel's research interests focus on corporate finance and international finance with a special emphasis on corporate governance. His research has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, as well as presented at numerous university workshops and academic conferences such as Western Finance Association and Financial Research Association meetings.

Professional Achievements:

Dr. Lel has served as a referee for various journal including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Financial Intermediation, and as a discussant at various conferences such as the annual American Finance Association meetings.  He is a member of the American Finance Association and Western Finance Association.