Aslihan Salih is Dean of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and Professor of Finance in the Business Administration Department of TED University.
Her primary research interest is in empirical asset pricing, volatility forecasting, risk management through derivatives securities, financing social enterprises and impact investing.
She published scholarly articles in SIAM Review, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Physical A, Journal of Futures Markets, Annals of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance, European Journal of Operations Research. She has taught corporate finance, investment analysis, financial economics, derivatives and risk management courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is the recipient of Bilkent University 2007 distinguished teaching award.
She is a graduate of TED Ankara College and holds multiple degrees from Middle East Technical University, a BSc from Electrical Engineering Department (1988) and an MBA from Business Administration (1995). She earned a Ph.D. degree in Finance from University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1994). Prior to joining TED University she worked in professional and academic positions. During 1994-1996 she worked for Salomon Brothers Derivatives group as a senior research analyst in their New York office, where she was doing research in the areas of risk management of mutual and pension funds. She worked as a finance faculty member in Bilkent University, Management Department and assumed managerial roles including Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Director of Executive MBA program.
She is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Board in Teknoloji Yatirim; the first local actor investing in early-stage technology companies in Turkey and as member of the Board in TEDUTECH.