Özlem Olgu

Özlem Olgu joined Koç University as an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Finance in September 2007 after completing her MSc Finance and PhD Finance degrees at the University of Leicester. She completed her undergraduate degree in Banking and Finance at the Near East University, Cyprus, and was awarded a scholarship to continue her studies to Master’s level. Prior to joining Koç University she worked as a lecturer in finance at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research interests and publication record cover a range of banking topics. Most recently, the focus has been on production theory, investigating the efficiency and productivity levels of European banking and transition economies, together with a more in-depth analysis of Turkey. In particular, she is interested in dealing with the economies-of-scale effects on performance measurement as well as the effects of macroeconomic factors on productivity growth.

Publications

Handbook of Research on Strategic Developments and Regulatory Practice in Global Finance
Özlem Olgu, Hasan Dinçer, Ümit Hacıoğlu. © 2015. 433 pages.
The global financial crisis has called to attention the importance of financial development to economic growth as modern countries continue to struggle with debt...
Evaluation of Branch-Based Efficiency in Turkish Deposit Banks: Evidence from Privately-Owned Banks
Ümit Hacıoğlu, Hasan Dinçer, Özlem Olgu. © 2015. 11 pages.
The aim of the chapter is to measure the non-interest income based branch efficiency among privately-owned banks in the Turkish banking sector between 2008 and...
Economic Development and Its Impact on Turkish Banking Sector
Hatice İpek, Özlem Olgu. © 2015. 14 pages.
This chapter aims to understand the impact of major macroeconomic and regulatory changes on the Turkish banking sector. The authors specifically focus on the...
Foreign Ownership and Bank Efficiency: Evidence from Turkey
Özlem Olgu, Emrah Yılmaz. © 2014. 26 pages.
This chapter examines the association between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and efficiency of commercial banks in Turkey during the 2003-2010 period. First, the...