Associate Professor of Finance and holder of the Stanford H. Rosenthal Professorship in Risk, Insurance, and Entrepreneurship
Mehmet Dicle earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1995. After his graduation, he has worked in different banks and financial institutions in the treasury, correspondent banking and trade financing operations. After completing his MBA and teaching for two years in Istanbul, he came to New Orleans for his Ph.D. in financial economics in 2004. Dr. Dicle earned his Ph.D. in May 2008, and has been teaching at Loyola since 2007.
In his research, Dr. Dicle has an interest in market efficiency, behavioral finance, risk and derivative markets. He is exploring how investor behavior changes with respect to different levels of risk. His main academic interest is the investment applicability of his research findings.
Applying his research to his teaching, Dr. Dicle taught the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) with $1 million in real funds (2017-2021). His students have beaten S&P-500 returns consistently with a fraction of the risk. His unrestricted SMIF course traded stocks, ETFs, bonds and most importantly options. Under his supervision SMIF total scholarship payouts reached $278,000. Most notably, during the COVID19 financial market collapse, SMIF realized profits and paid scholarships over $55,000. In similar experiential teaching effort, Dr. Dicle is teaching Option Trading Strategies, Money Management Experience and Learning About Money courses to the general public.
Dr. Dicle teaches undergraduate and grade level courses including Financial Management, International Financial Management, Investments, Financial Institutions, Advanced Finance Management, and Derivatives.