Mustafa Ahçı

Mustafa Ahçı

PhD Candidate in Accounting

Tilburg University


I am a PhD candidate in Accounting at Tilburg University School of Economics and Management. I hold a Research Master in Accounting degree from Tilburg University and a Master of Science in Finance degree from Bilkent University. I am passionate about disclosure research; particularly on the real effects of disclosures. I currently examine the effects of innovation-related disclosures on capital markets, firms, and rivals. I am interested in data science and actively use textual analysis techniques to extract and collect information from corporate disclosures or web sources.

I am on the accounting job market this year and will be attending Madrid Talent Workshop and Miami Rookie Camp.

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  • Corporate Disclosures
  • Innovation
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Textual Analysis
Education & Academic Appointments
  • Visiting Scholar, 2022 (Fall)

    Columbia Business School

  • PhD in Accounting, 2023 (Expected)

    Tilburg University

  • Research Master in Accounting, 2019

    Tilburg University

  • MSc in Finance, 2017

    Bilkent University

  • BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2007

    Hacettepe University


Data Science

Working Papers

(2022). Less Is More: Peer Learning from Non-disclosures. Job Market Paper.


(2022). Simultaneous Information Releases and Capital Market Feedback . Working Paper.

Cite Media coverage

(2019). Novelty or Efficiency? Which Matters Most for Firm Performance. Working Paper.

Teaching & Supervision

  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Supervision of Msc Masterfile (replications)
  • Supervision of Msc Theses

Other Courses & Certificates

Limperg Institute
Advanced Financial Accounting
by Shivaram Rajgopal
Limperg Institute
Capital Markets Research
by Peter Easton
Limperg Institute
by Ties de Kok
Applied Machine Learning in Python
See certificate
Applied Text Mining in Python
See certificate
Introduction to Data Science in Python
See certificate

Professional Experience

Turkish Treasury
Junior/Senior Treasury Associate
Jun 2009 – Sep 2016 Ankara/TURKEY

Responsibilities include:

  • Financial management of EU pre-accession funds
  • Accreditation of governance systems for EU pre-accession funds
  • Project controls
  • Assurance of management and control systems