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Yonca  Ertimur

Yonca Ertimur

Professor, Accounting


Yonca Ertimur is Professor of Accounting at Miami Herbert Business School. Prior to joining MBS, Yonca taught at Stanford University, Duke University and the University of Colorado–Boulder. Her expertise is on the effectiveness of direct monitoring by shareholders in solving the governance problems that arise from the separation of ownership and control. Direct monitoring can take a variety of forms. Yonca’s research focuses on direct expressions of shareholder voice through non-binding governance related shareholder proposals, vote-no campaigns, and shareholder votes at the annual meeting. Yonca also conducts research on the role of labor markets in incentivizing top executives and the directors tasked with monitoring and advising these executives.

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Corporate Disclosures, Role of Analysts as Information Intermediaries

Featured Publications

  • Ertimur, Y., C. Rawson, J. Rogers and S. Zechman, 2018. Bridging the Gap: Evidence from Externally Hired CEOs. Journal of Accounting Research 56, 521–579.
  • Ertimur, Y., F. Ferri and D. Oesch, 2018. Understanding Uncontested Director Elections. Management Science 64, 3400–3420.
  • Ertimur, Y., E. Sletten and J. Sunder, 2014. Large Shareholders and Disclosure Strategies: Evidence from IPO Lockup Expirations. Journal of Accounting and Economics 58, 79–95.
  • Ertimur, Y., F. Ferri and D. Oesch, 2013. Shareholder Votes and Proxy Advisors: Evidence from Say on Pay. Journal of Accounting Research 51, 951–996.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Professor of Accounting, Miami Herbert Business School, July 2019 - Present
  • Chair of Accounting Division, University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business, July 2017 - June 2019
  • Professor of Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business, 2016 - 2019
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business, 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, 2006 - 2012
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Stanford university, Graduate School of Business, 2003 - 2006


  • Ph.D., New York University, 2003
Yonca  Ertimur


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