Margarita Tsoutsoura is the Smith Family Business Associate Professor of Finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also the academic director of the Smith Family Business Initiative. Most recently, Tsoutsoura was associate professor of finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
Professor Tsoutsoura has several research projects studying privately held firms. Her most recent project studies employee effort provision. She is also interested in corporate governance as well as the effects of corruption and tax evasion. Her work on tax evasion was awarded the 2013 Wharton School-WRDS Award for Best Empirical Finance Paper. The Fulbright Fellowship and the WFA Trefftzs Award are among Tsoutsoura's other varied honors and fellowships.
Her work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Her research has been covered extensively in print and electronic media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, BusinessWeek, International Herald Tribune, and CNBC.
Tsoutsoura earned her PhD in finance with distinction from the Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, her MSc in financial engineering from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, and a BSc in economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece.