Faculty & Research

Margarita Tsoutsoura

Associate Professor of Finance and Charles E. Merrill Scholar

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5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Margarita Tsoutsoura studies empirical corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, family firms, and financial intermediation. Her most recent research studies whether shareholders can discipline directors through annual elections mechanism. Her work on tax evasion was awarded the 2013 Wharton School-WRDS Award for Best Empirical Finance Paper. 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 in economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece.


2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35200 Corporation Finance 2017 (Winter)

Other Interests

Travel; sailing.


Research Activities

Corporate finance and governance; family firms; entrepreneurial finance.

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