Margarita Tsoutsoura studies empirical corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, family firms, and financial intermediation. Her most recent research for her dissertation looked at the effect of succession taxes on entrepreneurs’ succession decisions, investment decisions, and financial policies. Tsoutsoura earned the 2009 Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for this work which is titled “The Effect of Succession Taxes on Family Firm Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment.” The Fulbright Fellowship and the WFA Trefftzs Award and are amongst Tsoutsoura’s other varied honors and fellowships.
Beyond her research, Tsoutsoura also has experience teaching graduate students in the Masters of Science program at Columbia University.
Tsoutsoura earned her PhD in finance from the Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, her MSc in financial engineering from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, and her BSc (Summa Cum Laude) in economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece.