Margarita Tsoutsoura is a Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Cornell University and the University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, her M.B.A. in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece.
Her current research is on the study of empirical business finance, entrepreneurial finance, family business, and financial intermediation. Her most recent research study concerns whether shareholders can discipline directors through an annual election mechanism. Her work on tax evasion was awarded in 2013 by the Wharton School-WRDS as the best empirical economics article. The Fulbright Foundation Scholarship and the WFA Trefftzs Award are among Margarita’s various honours and scholarships.
In addition to her research, Margarita Tsoutsoura also has teaching experience at the graduate level in the Masters of Science program at Columbia University.