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Research interests

K. Korhan Nazliben is assistant professor of finance at Tilburg University. Previously he was employed at Erasmus University (Netherlands) and Avans University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands). Currently, he is a research fellow of CentER for Economic Research and Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement). He is also a member of education committee of TISEM (Tilburg School of Economics and Management).

He graduated from Izmir Institute of Technology with a BSc in physics, from the Middle East Technical University with a MSc in financial mathematics, and from Tilburg University with a research master and PhD in finance.

His research interest are empirical asset pricing, portfolio choice theory and corporate governance. Besides, he is also interested in education in finance and economics. K. Korhan Nazliben has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Korhan has taught various finance courses at bachelor & master level and supervised several master thesis students. Besides, he is currently supervising a PhD project on corporate governance and firm performance.


Employment and fellowships:

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, TISEM, Tilburg University, Sept. 2016 – present.
  • Research fellow, CentER, Tilburg University, Sept. 2009 – present
  • Research fellow, Netspar, April 2009 – present
  • Lecturer, Department of Finance, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Dec. 2015 - Sept. 2017.
  • Lecturer, Avans University of Applied Sciences / ASIS, Sept 2012 – Sept 2016
  • Research fellow, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University (Ankara/Turkey) Sept. 2015 – Sept 2017.
  • Ph.D. student at CentER, Tilburg University, Sept. 2009 – Dec 2015

Administrative and Managerial Tasks:

  • Education committee, TISEM, Sept. 2017 – present.
  • Bachelor thesis coordination (finance), TISEM, Sept. 2017 – present.
  • Assessment committee, Avans University of Applied sciences, Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2016.


At Tilburg University

  • BSc in International Business Administration: Finance-1 for IBA, taught in English to 350 students (joint course with Business Economics 2 for ECON), 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • Pre-Master in Finance: Financial Management, taught in English to 220 students (elective course for the other programs), 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • MSc in Finance: Thesis Supervision, 45 master thesis supervision, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • MSc in International Management: 4 master thesis supervision, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • BSc in International Business Administration: Academic competences finance, coordination of 100 BSc students’ term projects, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • MSc in Finance: Investment Analysis, taught in English to 150 students, 2016/17.
  • MSc in Finance: Corporate Governance and Restructuring, taught in 80 students (elective course), 2016-2017

Teaching at Other Universities:

  • Erasmus University, MSc in Finance: Thesis Supervision, 30 master thesis supervision, 2015/16 and 2016/17.
  • Avans University of Applied Sciences, BSc in International Business and Management Studies, taught in English; Courses: Statistics, Currency Risk, Financial Management, Managerial Accounting and Bachelor thesis supervision, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Teaching Awards:

  • Excellent Teaching Award 2018/2019, Finance 1 for IBA and Financial Management courses, Tilburg School of Economics and Management.
  • Excellent Teaching Award 2017/2018, Financial Management, Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Emil S. Kumara (2017-present): Social diversity on boards and firm performance. 

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Research Output 2015 2019

Does interest rate exposure explain the low-volatility anomaly?

Driessen, J., Kuiper, I., Nazliben, K. K. & Beilo, R., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Banking and Finance. 103, p. 51-61

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Interest rates
Bond market
Stock volatility

Permanent shocks, signal extraction, and portfolio selection

Nazliben, K. K. & Rodriguez, J. C., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 92, p. 47-68

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Signal Extraction
Portfolio Selection
Stock Prices
Incomplete Information

Essays on asset pricing

Nazliben, K., 2015, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 111 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
Asset pricing
Convenience yield
Dividend yield
Commodity prices
Permanent and transitory shocks

Projects 2009 2012

Essays on Dynamic Portfolio Selection

Nazliben, K. K., de Roon, F. & Rodriguez, J. C.


Project: Research project