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Research Fields

Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Immigration, Income Inequality and Distribution, International Economics, Terrorism

Education

Ph.D. Economics, University of Alabama, 2009

M.S. Finance, University of Alabama, 2009

M.A. Economics, University of Alabama, 2006

MBA, Auburn University, 2004

B.A. International Trade, Bogazici University, honors, 2003

Dissertation

Title: “Immigration, Income Inequality, and Stochastic Dominance” (Chair: Dr. Gary Hoover)

Employment

Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Sep. 2014 - Present. 

Visiting Research Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Sep. 2015 - Present.

Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Sep. 2009 - 2014. 

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Aug. 2005 - Jul. 2009.

Graduate Research Assistant, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Aug. 2003 - Aug. 2005

Teaching

Eastern Michigan University:

- Microeconomic Theory (ECON602), Graduate
- Analytical Labor Economics (ECON520), Graduate
- International Trade and Theory (ECON580),Graduate
- International Economics (ECON480), Undergraduate
- Labor Economics (ECON320/421), Undergraduate
- Financial Economics (ECON361), Undergraduate
- Principles of Microeconomics (ECON202)
- Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON201)

University of Alabama:

- Principles of Microeconomics (ECON101)
- Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON102)

Research

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

  1. "Great Recession and Income Inequality: a State-level Analysis", Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, 1(2-3), 2018, 112-125.
  2. “Testing the Dependency Theory on Small Island Economies: The Case of Cyprus” with Mehmet Balcilar and Ali M. Kutan, Economic Modelling, 61, 2017, 1-11.
  3. Financial Integration in Small Islands: The Case of Cyprus” with Mehmet Balcilar and Ali M. Kutan, International Review of Economics and Finance, 47, 2017, 201-219.
  4. “Armed Conflict and Financial and Economic Risk: Evidence from Colombia” with Ali M. Kutan, Risk Management,18(2–3), 2016, 159–87.
  5. “The Impact of the ACA’s Extension of Coverage to Dependents on Young Adults’ Access to Care and Prescription Drugs,” with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Southern Economic Journal, 83(1), 2016, 25–44.
  6. “Within Inequality Characteristics and Adaptation of Immigrants in the United States,” Review of Economics of the Household, 4(3), 2016, 695–714.
  7. “Persistence of Institutions, Openness to Trade and Economic Growth: New Evidence,” with Michael Bonnal, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 51(6), 2015, 1276-1291.
  8. More on Non-White Poverty and Economic Growth,” with Sondra Collins and Gary Hoover, Journal of Income Distribution, 20(1), 2011, 63-82.
  9. “Racial and Ethnic Income Inequality Responses to a Government Maintenance Program in the US,” with Gary Hoover, Public Finance Review, 39(3), 2011, 462-478.
  10. “Gender Differences in Income Inequality Among Immigrant Populations to the United States,” with Gary Hoover, Social Science Journal, 47, 2010, 593-608.
  11. “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Income Inequality Across U.S. Regions,” with Gary Hoover, Review of Black Political Economy, 37(2), 2010, 79-114.
  12. “Terrorism and Tourism: The Case of Turkey,” Defence and Peace Economics, 20(6), 2009, 477-497.
Book Chapters:
  1. “Poverty by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the U.S.,'' in Robert Rycroft (Eds.), The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, Greenwood/ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2017, 255-258.. 
  2. “Analysis of Poverty and the Provision of Social Assistance,” with Gary Hoover, in Steven Payson (Eds.), Public Economics: The Government's Role in American Economics Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers, Vol. 1(10), pp. 239-262.
Other Publications:
  1. “Impact of Political Risk on Financial Markets: The Case of Korea,” with Younoh Kim and Ali M. Kutan, Journal of Northeast Asia Development, Vol. 16, 2014, pp. 1-36.
  2. “The Real Effective Exchange Rate and Trade Performance in China,” with Xiaoxia Lu, International Journal of Applied Economics, 9(1), 2012, 15-27.
  3. “Immigration, Trade and Wages in Germany”, Romanian Journal of European Studies, 5-6/2007,  85-100.

Papers in Progress

  1. “Immigration Law Enforcements and Mental Health” with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Susan Averett, in progress.
  2. “Transparency, Accountability, and Income Inequality: A Global Perspective” in progress.
  3. “The Impact of Hurricanes on Wages and Employment: The Case of Louisiana,” with Kimbree Redburn, in progress.
  4. “Immigration and Income Inequality: A Theoretical Approach,” in progress.

Presentations

  • “Immigration Law Enforcements and Mental Health” Midwest Economic Association Meetings, Mar. 2016, Evanston, IL.
  • Financial Integration in Small Islands: The Case of Cyprus,” MEEA Conference, Jan. 2015, Boston, MA.
  • “Impact of Political Risk on Financial Markets: The Case of Korea,” Asia Economic Community Forum 2014, Sept. 2014, Seoul, South Korea.
  • The Impact of the ACA’s Extension of Coverage to Dependents on Young Adults’ Access to Care and Prescription Drugs,” Midwest Economic Association Meetings, Mar. 2014, Evanston, IL.
  • The Impact of the ACA’s Extension of Coverage to Dependents on Young Adults’ Access to Care and Prescription Drugs,” Western Michigan University, Mar. 2014, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • What does your Motherland do for You?” MEEA Conference, Jan. 2014, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “The Labor Market Impact of Natural Disasters: The Case of Hurricanes in Louisiana,” 2013 WEAI Meetings, Jun. 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • “Persistence of Institutions, Openness to Trade and Economic Growth: New Evidence,” Euroconference 2013, May 2013, Famagusta, Cyprus.
  • “Within Income Inequality Characteristics of Immigrants in the United States: Social Mobility and Adaptation,” 4th World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality, October 11-13, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
  • “Private Insurance Consumption Preferences of Immigrants in US,” 81st Southern Economic Association Meetings, Nov. 2011, Washington, D.C. 
  • “Private Insurance Consumption Preferences of Immigrants in US,” Western Economic Association International Meetings, Jul. 2011, San Diego, CA.
  • “The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Stock and Commodity Markets in Colombia,” Euroconference 2011, Jun. 2011, Izmir, Turkey.
  • “Income Distribution and Determinants of Income Inequality of Immigrants in the United States,” Wayne State University, Feb. 2011, Detroit, MI. 
  • “Racial and Ethnic Income Inequality Responses to Government Maintenance Programs in the US,” 80th Southern Economic Association Meetings, Nov. 2010, Atlanta, GA. 
  • “Racial and Ethnic Income Inequality Responses to Government Maintenance Programs in the US,” Hispanic Economic Issues Conference, Nov. 2010, Atlanta, GA. 
  • “The Short-Run Relationship between Real Effective Exchange Rate and Balance of Trade in China."  Missouri Valley Annual Conference, Oct. 2010, St. Louis, MA
  • “Persistence of Institutions, Openness to Trade and Economic Growth: New Evidence,” Auburn University Seminar Series, Apr. 2010, Auburn, AL. 
  • “Persistence of Institutions, Openness to Trade and Economic Growth: New Evidence,” Midwest Economic Association Meetings, Mar. 2010, Chicago, IL. 
  • “Income Distribution and Determinants of Income Inequality of Immigrants in the United States”, Grand Valley State University, Jan. 2010, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • “Income Distribution and Determinants of Income Inequality of Immigrants in the United States”, Western Michigan University, Dec. 2009, Kalamazoo, MI. 
  • “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Income Inequality across U.S. Regions,” Conference on Hispanic and African American Economic Issues, Sep. 2009, College Station, TX.
  • “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Income Inequality across U.S. Regions,” University of Alabama Brown Bag Seminar Series, Apr. 2009, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • “Gender Differences in Income Inequality among Immigrant Populations to the United States,” 9th Annual Missouri Economic Conference, Mar. 2009, Columbia, MA.
  • “Income Distribution and Determinants of Income Inequality of Immigrants in the United States”, Eastern Michigan University Job Talk, Mar. 2009, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • “Gender Differences in Income Inequality among Immigrant Populations to the United States,” 78th Southern Economic Association Meetings, Nov. 2008, Washington, D.C.
  • “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Income Inequality across U.S. Regions,” 78th Southern Economic Association Meetings, Nov. 2008, Washington, D.C.
  • “Turkish Tourism Industry, Terrorism, and Warfare,” 78th Southern Economic Association Meetings, Nov. 2008, Washington, D.C.
  • “Turkish Tourism Industry, Terrorism, and Warfare,” International Conference On Social Sciences, Aug. 2008, Izmir, Turkey.
  • “Turkish Tourism Industry, Terrorism, and Warfare,” Auburn University Seminar Series, Apr. 2008, Auburn, AL.
  • “Turkish Tourism Industry, Terrorism, and Warfare,” 11th Annual GSA Research Conference, Feb. 2008, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • “Immigration, Income Inequality and Stochastic Dominance: An Empirical Study on the Immigrants in U.S.,” 77th Southern Economic Association Meetings, Nov. 2007, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Immigration, Trade and Wages in Germany,” Auburn University Seminar Series, Apr. 2004, Auburn, AL.

          Honors, Awards, Workshops

          • Faculty Summer Research Award, Eastern Michigan University, 2016, 2017
          • Faculty Research Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University, 2016
          • AAUP Summer Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, 2013
          • National Poverty Center SIPP Data Workshop, University of Michigan, 2013
          • SOEP/CNEF Data Workshop, Cornell University, 2011
          • McNair Scholars Program Mentor, 2010
          • Celebration of Student Support Award, Eastern Michigan University, 2010, 2011
          • Provost’s New Faculty Research Award, Eastern Michigan University, 2009
          • Travel Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University, 2009-13
          • Travel Award, Manderson Graduate School of Business and Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama, 2009
          • Will Byington Student Involvement Award, CCSO, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2007
          • Mises Institute Supporters Summit 2005 Scholarship, Auburn, AL, Sep. 2005 
          • W. Vogtle, Jr., Memorial Fellowship, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2004
          • Honors Certificate, International Trade Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003
          • Grossen Sprachzertifikat Wirtschaftdeutsch (German Language Certificate for Business), Institut fur Internationale Kommunikation (Institute for International Communication), Dusseldorf Universitat, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2002
          • Zertifikat Deutsch (German Language Certificate), Goethe Institut, Bremen, Germany, 2000

                    Professional Services

                    Committees:

                    • Graduate Coordinator (2017-Present), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Graduate Instruction Committee (2017-Present as member), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Personnel Committee (2012-13 as member, 2015-17 as chair), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Omicron Delta Epsilon and Economics Club Advisor (2010-Present), Eastern Michigan University
                    • AAUP-EMU Executive Committee Member (2012-2016)
                    • AAUP Michigan Conference At-Large Member (2013-2016)
                    • AAUP Council Member, Michigan District (III) (2013-2016)
                    • Bargaining Council (2012, 2015), Eastern Michigan University
                    • AAUP-EMU Executive Committee Member (2012-Present)
                    • Ad-Hoc Faculty Search Committee (2011, 2012), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Graduate Council (2011-2012), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Omicron Delta Epsilon and Economics Club Advisor (2010-Present), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Undergraduate Instruction Committee (2009-2012, 2013-Present), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Ad-Hoc Student Paper Reviewer for Graduate Fair (2010, 2011), Eastern Michigan University
                    • College Advisory Council (2009-2011), Eastern Michigan University
                    • Graduate Council (2006-2008), University of Alabama  
                    • Equal Opportunity Committee (2004-2006), University of Alabama
                    • Graduate Student Association, President (2007-2008), Research Conference Chair (2006-2007), University of Alabama
                    • International Student Association, Vice President (2006-2007), Executive Officer (2004-2006), University of Alabama

                                Refereeing:

                                Articles:

                                Australian Economic Papers, Borsa Istanbul Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Defence & Peace Economics (4), Eastern Economic Journal (3), Economic Modelling (2), Economic Systems, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (4), European Journal of Political Economy (3), International Trade Journal, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Journal of Peace Research, Public Finance Review, Review of Black Political Economy, Social Science Journal, Social Science Quarterly (4), Southern Business and Economic Journal, Southern Economic Journal.

                                Book Proposals:

                                Taylor&Francis Books: Routledge, Wiley Publishing, Oxford University Press

                                Advising:

                                • Kimbree Baker, M.A., 2012, Eastern Michigan University

                                • Sondra Collins, Ph.D. (Committee Member), 2011, University of Alabama

                                • Xiaoxia Lu, M.A., 2010, Eastern Michigan University

                                Professional Organization Memberships

                                American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE), American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Society of the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), Omicron Delta Epsilon: Honor Society in Economics

                                Languages

                                Turkish (native), English (fluent), German (conversational), Spanish (conversational)

                                Computer Skills

                                C++, LATEX, Rats, Stata

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                                Mehmet Yaya,
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