Sonmez, Fatma

Assistant Professor

On leave from teaching from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

Fatma Sonmez is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Smith School of Business. She received her PhD in Finance from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She also holds an MSc in Mathematics as well as an MSc in Engineering Management-Industrial Engineering both from M.E.T.U (Ankara, Turkey) and a BA in Mathematics.

Fatma Sonmez's main research interests are in empirical asset pricing with a primary focus on stock market volatility and how it affects security prices. Her recent research has looked at the impact of share price and institutional trading on volatility. She has presented her research at a variety of good academic conferences around the world and won several best paper awards. She also has an active research interest on the impact of stock market participation and population aging on financial markets. She mainly teaches investments and empirical finance courses. She has published articles in finance and mathematics journals.

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