N. BUGRA OZEL

Associate Professor of Accounting

UT Dallas, Jindal School of Management

Bugra Ozel is an Associate Professor in the Accounting Unit at the Jindal School of Management of University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from Columbia Business School in 2010 and worked at UCLA Anderson School of Management before joining to UTD Jindal in 2015. He teaches Financial and Managerial Accounting topics at the Jindal School.


Dr. Ozel's research has been published in top journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and The Review of Accounting Studies. It is also mentioned in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Ozel is the recipient of UCLA Anderson's 2014 Dean George Robbins Award for Teaching Excellence.

Research Interests

Dr. Ozel's research interests lie in the interface between accounting and economics. He seeks to address economic issues that are important for regulators, policymakers, investors, and researchers, in settings that are often, but not always, in corporate debt (bond, loan, and lease) markets. In his studies, he draws on a number of novel approaches and perspectives, primarily from the corporate debt markets, to provide insights into causal relations among important constructs in accounting and economics. His research interests include:

  • Real effects of accounting information on labor markets and the economy
  • Debt pricing and contracting
  • Economic networks/Information economics