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Olgun Sahin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Finance


Ph.D. in Finance, Saint Louis University
MBA, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.S. in Public Finance, Uludag University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Finance Issues (2021 – Present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Managerial Finance (2009 – Present)
  • AAII St. Louis Chapter Programming Committee (2016 – Present)
  • Academy of Finance Board (2021 – 2022)

Publications and Media Placements

“REIT spreads around dividend cuts and suspensions during the Financial Crisis” with Pattarake Sarajoti and Alireza Nasseh, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Volume 26, Number 1, 2020

“REIT cash flows and stock returns,” Journal of Accounting and Finance, Volume 20, Number 3, 2020 

“REIT conversions,” Journal of Accounting and Finance, Volume 19, Number 1, 2019

“Effects of monthly dividend payments: The case of Realty Income Corporation” with Alireza Nasseh, Journal of Accounting and Finance, Volume 13, Number 3, 2013

“Equity-based compensation and performance of acquisitions” with Nont Dhiensiri and Pattarake Sarajoti, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, Volume 4, Number 3, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Best in Track Award for “REIT valuation multiples,” Academy of Finance annual meeting (2009)
  • Best in Track Award for “Liquidity and adverse selection: Evidence from the five-or-fewer rule change” with Pattarake Sarajoti, Academy of Finance annual meeting (2006)
  • Academic Affairs Excellence Award in Research and Creative Activity, Minnesota State University Moorhead (2005)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Finance Association
  • American Real Estate Society
  • American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
  • CFA Institute
  • Financial Management Association

Community Work and Service

  • Independent consultant, St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation (2018 - Present)