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Faculty Profile: Elif Sisli Ciamarra

Elif Sisli Ciamarra

Assistant Professor of Finance in the Brandeis International Business School

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Intermediation, Executive Compensation


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Elif Sisli Ciamarra (Ph.D., New York University, 2007), Assistant Professor. Dr. Sisli Ciamarra’s research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, financial intermediation and executive compensation. Her research on boards of directors addresses the presence of bank executives serving on the boards of non-financial companies, the structure of mutual fund boards, as well as the boards of trustees of charter schools. Her research on executive compensation investigates the role of macroeconomic and institutional environment on determining the link between executive pay and risk taking. She holds undergraduate degrees in economics and business administration from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and M.B.A. degree from International University of Japan in Niigata, Japan. Dr. Sisli Ciamarra worked for the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, Japan for two years as a research associate. She is teaching Corporate Finance and International Financial Management.

New York University, Ph.D.
International University of Japan, M.B.A.
Bogazici University, B.A.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2012) Outstanding Corporate Finance Paper Award, Eastern Finance Association
  • (2006) Ford Foundation/Aspen Institute Global Scholar Network Fellowship
  • (2006) Stern Award for Ph.D. Teaching Excellence
  • (2005) Willensky Fellowship, Stern School of Business
  • (1997) Monbusho Scholar, Ministry of Education, Japan