About the Chapter Authors

Elif Akben-Selçuk is an Associate Professor of Finance at at Gebze Technical University in Kocaeli, Turkey. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and financial management. Professor Akben-Selçuk's research interests include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, emerging markets, personal finance, and financial literacy. Her research has appeared in such outlets as Managerial Finance, International Journal of Bank Marketing, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Economics Bulletin, and Psychological Reports, among others. Professor Akben-Selçuk received a BA in business administration, an MA in economics, and a PhD in finance from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tom Barkley, CFA, FRM, CAIA, ERP, is a Professor of Finance Practice at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, and the Director of the MS in Finance program. His teaching and research are in corporate finance and derivatives. He previously worked for Enron (Research Group) and the Risk Analytics Group at Florida Power & Light. In both cases, his work included pricing exotic options and structuring products for use in the energy markets. Other experience includes retail banking in the United Kingdom, teaching high school mathematics in the Bahamas, and general management of a family-run publishing company. He received an MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, and a PhD in ...

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