Burcin Col

Burcin Col

Associate Professor
Lubin School of Business



Dr. Col’s research interests lie in the general area of international corporate finance spanning topics such as corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, political risk, tax avoidance and corporate social responsibility. She has published on these topics in academic journals such as Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Business Ethics. Her papers have been featured in prestigious conferences such as American Finance Association (AFA) Meetings, National Tax Association (NTA) Meetings and Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC). Her research was awarded grants by the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research and by the NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative and received a best paper award in Corporate Finance & Financial Institutions by Financial Management Association (FMA).

Her teaching interests are in Corporate Finance and International Finance. She has received Excellence in Teaching Awards by Pace University and McGill University.


PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Publications and Presentations


Col, B., Liao, R., Zeume, S. (2020). Corporate Inversions: Going Beyond Tax Incentives. Review of Corporate Finance Studies, The. 9(1), 165-206.

Col, B., Sen, K. (2019). The Role of Corporate Governance for Acquisitions by the Emerging Market Multinationals: Evidence from India. Journal of Corporate Finance. 59239-254. Read More >>

Col, B., Durnev, A., Molchanov, A. (2018). Foreign Risk, Domestic Problem: Capital Allocation and Firm Performance Under Political Instability. Management Science. 64(5), 1975-2471. Read More >>

Col, B., Patel, S. (2016). Going to Haven? Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Avoidance. Journal of Business Ethics.

Col, B. (2016). Agency Costs of Moving to Tax Havens: Evidence from Cross-border Merger Premia. Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Col, B., Errunza, V. (2015). Corporate Governance and State Expropriation Risk. Journal of Corporate Finance. (33), 71-84.