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Lale Guler

Clinical Associate Professor

Department:     Accounting

Research Areas:     Corporate Governance

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Dr. Lale Guler has joined McCombs School of Business in Fall 2018. Her research interests include corporate governance, corporate strategy, and managerial incentives - and in 2015 she took home the Deloitte Best Paper Award from an international accounting conference. Her study showed that firms can reduce the negative impact of managerial incentives on corporate acquisition outcomes by implementing a powerful governance tool, a clawback provision, in their executive compensation contracts. Recipient of the 2018 AAA outstanding reviewer award, Lale is currently interested in studying the impact of diversity, organizational learning and organizational culture on corporate decision-making. Prior to joining UT Austin, she served as an assistant professor at Baruch College of City University of New York, UT Dallas, and Koc University where she won the 2015 Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. She earned her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University.



Professional Awards

Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Accounting Association



Deloitte Best Paper Award, 11th International Accounting Conference



Teaching Awards

Presidential Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, Koc University



Lale Guler. 2018. Has SFAS 142 Improved the Usefulness of Goodwill Impairment Loss and Goodwill Balances for Investors?. Review of Managerial Science 12(3), 559–592.


Anna Brown, Paquita Friday, Lale Guler, and Carol Marquardt. 2015. Merger and Acquisition Decisions and U.S. Firms’ Voluntary Adoption of Clawback Provisions in Executive Compensation Contracts. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting 42, 237-271.


Masako Darrough, Lale Guler, and Ping Wang. 2014. Goodwill Impairment Losses and CEO Compensation. Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 29(4), 435-463.