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Ahmet K. Karagozoglu

Professor of Finance


Degrees

PHD, 1999, CUNY Baruch Coll; MBA, 1994, Univ Wisc Oshkosh; BS, 1992, Bogazici Univ


Bio

C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor in Finance and Investment Banking

Dr. Karagozoglu received a B.S. in industrial engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He earned an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in finance at Baruch College of the City University of New York, where he received the Oscar Lasdon Best Dissertation Award for the best dissertation.

Dr. Karagozoglu joined the Zarb School’s Finance Department at Hofstra in 1999. He is the founding Academic Director of the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room since 2005. He is also the Director of the GARP-Global Association of Risk Professionals’ Hofstra Chapter and serves as the faculty advisor of student organizations HQT-Hofstra Quants & Traders and ALPFA.

Dr. Karagozoglu received the Dean’s Research Award both in 2000 and in 2012, the Dean’s Service Award in 2007 and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2009.

Dr. Karagozoglu has been honored as the keynote speaker at the 11th Shanghai Derivatives Market Forum in 2014 and at the 2nd Turkish Derivatives Conference in 2010. He received the inaugural research grant of the Washington, DC. based Institute for Financial Markets in 2010.

Dr. Karagozoglu has taught summer courses at Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and at Korea University. Prior to joining Hofstra, Dr. Karagozoglu taught full time at Baruch College in both graduate and undergraduate finance programs.

Dr. Karagozoglu is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the International Association for Quantitative Finance, the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association and has been inducted to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.


Teaching Interests

Dr. Karagozoglu teaches financial modeling, computational finance, derivatives markets, advanced derivatives modeling, time series analysis of financial data, and advanced statistical modeling in finance courses in Zarb School’s MS in Quantitative Finance, MS in Finance, and MBA programs. At the undergraduate level, he teaches financial modeling and futures & options markets courses.


Research Interests

Dr. Karagozoglu’s primary research interests are in the areas of financial derivatives, risk management, algorithmic trading, financial modeling, market microstructure and quantitative finance. His research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals such as the Review of Finance, the Journal of Futures Markets, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Financial Review, the International Review of Financial Analysis, the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, the Research in International Business and Finance, the Journal of Fixed Income, the Journal of Risk Finance and the Journal of Risk Model Validation.

Dr. Karagozoglu has presented his research papers at the national and international conferences of the Financial Management Association, the Eastern Finance Association, the Midwest Finance Association, the Multinational Finance Society, the International Association of Financial Engineers, the Euro Working Group on Financial Modeling and has been invited to present at the Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium in Hong Kong, and at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, DC.


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Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CSC 300 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS Graduate
FIN 163 FINANCIAL MODELING Undergraduate
FIN 235 ADV STATISTCL MODELING IN FIN Graduate
FIN 257H COMPLIANCE IN FINANCIAL MARKET Graduate
FIN 266 ADV DERIVATIVES MARKETS Graduate
FIN 275 TIME SERIES ANYSIS OF FIN DATA Graduate
FIN 279 INTRO TO COMPUTATIONAL FIN Graduate
FIN 315 FINANCIAL MODELING Graduate
FIN 329 GRADUATE BASIC INTERNSHIP Graduate
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