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Fatma Sonmez-Leopold

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold

Assistant Professor of Finance

Room: 120B
fsonmezl@syr.edu

Ph D, The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management/University of Toronto (Finance)
MS, Middle East Technical University (Engineering Management )
MS, Middle East Technical University (Mathematics)
BS, Hacettepe University (Mathematics)

Dr. Fatma Sonmez-Leopold is an assistant teaching professor of finance. She earned a B.S. in mathematics from Hacettepe University in Ankara-Turkey and two M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Management/Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara-Turkey. With a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Toronto, she most recently was an assistant professor of finance at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Her teaching and research interests include empirical asset pricing, investments, corporate finance, behavioral finance and household finance. She will teach investment, fixed income and introductory finance courses.​

Research Topics

  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Investments
  • Corporate finance
  • Behavioral finance
  • Household finance

Fixed Income Securities Behavioral Finance Investments

Awards and Honors

  • Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation Grant (2014)
  • SSHRC 4A Research Award (2013)
  • Midwest Finance Association Best Paper Award for PhD Students (2009)
  • Southwestern Finance Association Best Paper Award in Investments for PhD Students (2009)
  • Pacific Institute Mathematical Sciences, Travel and Accommodation Grant - UBC (2006)