Birsel Pirim

Birsel Tavukcu Pirim joined the Finance department at Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, in 2012. Before coming to OSU, she taught at Yeditepe University from 2010 to 2012 and at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2007-2010, and University of Mississippi from 2000 to 2006. She has taught courses in Investments, Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Options and Futures, and Derivatives during her career, and currently teaches Options and Futures I & II to undergraduate and Derivatives II to graduate programs at OSU. Her primary area of research examines financial markets and the trading of securities commonly referred to as market microstructure research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Market Microstructure
  • Market Efficiency
  • Derivatives Market


  • P.h.D., Finance, University of Mississippi
  • M.A., Economics, University of Mississippi
  • B.S., Physics with minor in Mathematics, Manchester University
  • B.S. Physics Education, Marmara University


  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois, 2008 - 2010


FIN 4230 - Options & Futures I

Development of the basic skills to value options, futures, and related derivatives with applications to derivative-based investments such as incentive stock options.

FIN 4232 - Options & Futures II

How to value options and option-based derivatives using the Black-Scholes pricing model, plus selected areas of financial engineering and strategies using exotic options.

FIN 7232 - Derivatives II

Advanced derivatives course covering the Black-Scholes valuation model with applications to financial instruments and other areas of financial engineering.



  • E-Mail

    (614) 688-1289

    (614) 292-7062

    Department of Finance
    Fisher College of Business
    The Ohio State University
    242 Fisher Hall
    2100 Neil Avenue