İlkay Şendeniz Yüncü is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Department of Business Administration. She received her PhD (2007) in Finance from Bilkent University, MBA (1998) from METU, MSc (1999) and BSc (1995) in Civil Engineering from METU. She conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and Tilburg University (the Netherlands). Dr. Şendeniz Yüncü previously held positions of Instructor at Bilkent University, Lecturer at Tilburg University, Assistant Professor of Finance at MEF University and Assistant Professor of Finance at IÉSEG School of Management (France). Her research is in the areas of banking, finance-growth relationship, and financial markets. She has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Applied Economics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Finance Research Letters, and in an edited volume published by World Scientific Publishing. She teaches in the areas of banking, finance and financial macroeconomics both at undergraduate and graduate levels.





Office: H102

E-mail: sendeniz at

Phone: +90(312)210-2050

Fax: +90(312)210-7962

Mailing Address: Department of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University 06800 Ankara – TURKEY

Research Interests


Financial Institutions

Financial Macroeconomics


BSc in Civil Engineering, METU, 1995

MBA in Business Administration, METU, 1998

MSc in Civil Engineering, METU, 1999

PhD in Finance, Bilkent University, 2007

Post-doc in Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2008 

Post-doc in School of Economics and Managemet, Tilburg University, 2008

Courses Taught

BA 4811 – Corporate Finance

BA 4837 – Financial Macroeconomics

BA 4840 – Banking and Financial Intermediation

BA 4841 – International Financial Integration

BA 6801 – Theory of Finance 

BA 6803 – Seminar in Financial Institutions

BA 6804 – Empirical Methods in Finance

BAS 381 – Principles of Finance

BAS 411 – Corporate Finance

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