N. Bugra Ozel

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: (310) 206-6462




N. Bugra Ozel is an assistant professor in the Accounting area. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from Columbia University in 2010. Ozel's research primarily focuses on the role accounting disclosures and firm performance play in choice of capital structure and the structure of corporate debt securities. His research also examines the associations between accounting-based performance measures and asset prices at the aggregate (economy/industry) -level, with a focus on the role of the financial crisis on these associations. Ozel teaches Financial Accounting in the FEMBA program and in the FEMBA FLEX program at UCLA Anderson and is the winner of 2014 George W. Robbins Award for Teaching Excellence. In the past he taught Empirical Financial Accounting in the Ph.D. program.


Ph.D. Accounting, 2010, Columbia University
M.Phil. Accounting, 2007, Columbia University
B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2005, Istanbul Technical University
B.S. Management Engineering, 2004, Istanbul Technical University


Financial Contracting, Fixed-Income Securities, Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Financial Statement Analysis, Information in Financial Markets
  • Judson Caskey and Daniel Aobdia. (Forthcoming). Inter-industry network structure and the cross-predictability of earnings and stock returns . Review of Accounting Studies,
  • David Aboody and Jack Hughes. (2014). Corporate bond returns and the financial crisis. Journal of Banking and Finance,