Dr. Gurun serves as a Professor of Accounting. His research interests include financial media and asset prices, advertising financial products, immigration networks in financial markets, and patent litigation. In 2019 he was made an Ashbel Smith Professor.

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Recent Submissions

  • A Project-Level Analysis of Value Creation in Firms 

    Cohn, J. B.; Gurun, Umit G.; Moussawi, R.
    This paper analyzes value creation in firms at the project level. We present evidence that managers facing short-termist incentives set a lower threshold for accepting projects. Using novel data on new client and product ...
  • Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms 

    Cohen, Lauren; Gurun, Umit G.; Kominers, Scott Duke
    We provide theoretical and empirical evidence on the evolution and impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs) in the intellectual property space. Heterogeneity in innovation, given a cost of commercialization, results in ...