Mehmet Canayaz

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Assistant Professor of Finance

Department Finance
Office Address 342 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-3714
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Assistant Professor of Finance
Smeal College of Business
Pennsylvania State University


Law and Finance, Intellectual Property Rights, Economics of Digitization


Ph D, Management Studies (Financial Economics), The University of Oxford, 2017

MA, Economics, New York University, 2010

BA, Mathematics & Economics, New York University, 2008

Courses Taught

FIN 408 – Fin Mrkts and Insts (3)
Functional analysis of major credit institutions; sources and uses of funds; impact of government regulation.

Selected Publications

Canayaz M., Darendeli A., "Country Reputation and Corporate Activity." SSRN Electronic Journal, 2022, pp. 119
Last revised April 8 2022
Canayaz M., Gurun U., "Fake Products, Real Effects: Evidence from Special 301 Actions." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2021, pp. 86
Canayaz M., Gustafson M., "Judicial Ideology and Business Dynamics." SSRN Electronic Journal, 2020, pp. 59
Last revised November 15 2021
Canayaz M., Cornaggia J., Cornaggia K., "Choose Your Battles Wisely: The Consequences of Protesting Government Procurement Contracts." SSRN Electronic Journal, 2019, pp. 106
Last revised October 27, 2022

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Research Focus: Country Reputation", Reputation Magazine, Journal or Magazine,
"Promoting global IP enforcement reforms should be a “top trade priority” for the United States: new study", World Trademark Review, Internet,