Research Fellows


Burcu Esmer

Burcu Esmer is a research fellow at Alternative Investments Initiative and a faculty member at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Esmer earned her BSc in Economics and Minor in Mathematics from the Middle East Technical University (Turkiye), her MA in Economics and PhD in Finance from the University of Iowa. Dr. Esmer’s primary areas of research are empirical corporate finance, banking and private equity. She investigates agency conflicts, and their impact on corporate policies.