Serdar Aldatmaz

Adjunct Professor of Finance

George Washington University



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Serdar Aldatmaz is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at George Washington University's School of Business. He served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at George Mason University's School of Business between 2013 - 2023. His primary research area is empirical corporate finance, with a focus on private equity, venture capital, initial public offerings, entrepreneurship, innovation, and law and finance. 

In his current work, he studies international private equity investments with a focus on their implications on the real economy. He also investigates issues on the interplay between private and public markets as well as the effect of regulatory factors on this. 

His work has been published at the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Corporate Finance, and featured in Harvard, Columbia, and Duke Law School forums.

Dr. Aldatmaz holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Economics and Business Administration from Koc University in Istanbul, where he graduated as the department and school valedictorian in 2008.