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Advisors, Scholars, and Fellows

Last Updated: August 18, 2021

Special Advisor

Haluk Unal Haluk Ünal is a Professor of Finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He has been a research scholar at the FDIC Division of Insurance and Research for several years, a Senior Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and a member of the Standard and Poor's Academic Council. He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research.

Ünal holds doctorates in finance from The Ohio State University and in economics from Istanbul University, where he did his undergraduate work as well. Mr. Ünal also earned an MS degree in accounting from The Ohio State University.

His current research focuses on executive compensation, corporate bonds, bank mergers, pricing default risk, risk management, and bank resolution costs. He is published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Review of Derivatives Research, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.