Margarita Tsoutsoura studies empirical corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, family firms, and financial intermediation. Her most recent research, for her dissertation, looked at the effect of succession taxes on entrepreneurs’ succession decisions, investment decisions, and financial policies. She earned the 2009 Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for this work, which is titled “The Effect of Succession Taxes on Family Firm Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment.”
The Fulbright Fellowship and the Western Finance Association Trefftzs Award are among Tsoutsoura’s other varied honors.
Tsoutsoura earned her PhD in finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business; her MSc in financial engineering from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; and her BSc (summa cum laude) in economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece.
Tsoutsoura joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.