CV

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MURAT TASCI
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Education
Ph.D.    Economics, University of Texas at Austin                                                May 2006
Dissertation: “Business Cycles and Labor Market Reallocation” -  Committee Chair: P. Dean Corbae
M.S.      Economics, University of Texas at Austin                                               May 2002
B.A.      Economics, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey                                           June 2000
 
Employment 
Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland                                       July 2006 - Present
Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin                             August 2000 - May 2006
Visiting Lecturer, Sabanci University, Istanbul - Turkey                                         Summer 2004 
 
Research
Primary: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Secondary: Computational Economics
Research Interests: Cycles and Labor Markets, Labor Market Policies, Search Frictions, Heterogeneous Agent Models,
Dynamic Contracts         
 
Fellowships, Honors and Memberships
Fellowship in Institutional Economics                                                                  2006
University of Texas Professional Development Award                                             2005
D. Bruton Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin                                               2004-2005
Hale Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin                                                      Summer 2004
Koc University Fellowship                                                                                 1996-2000
Vehbi Koc Scholar, Koc University                                                                      1996-2000
Member, American Economic Association, Econometric Society
 
Academic Publications 
“Diagnosing Labor Market Search Models: A Multiple Shock Approach” with Kenneth R. Beauchemin. Forthcoming in Macroeconomic Dynamics.  
 
Federal Reserve Publications
"An Unstable Okun's Law, Not the Best Rule of Thumb" Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (June, 2012).
“The Natural Rate of Unemployment Remains Around 6 Percent” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2011 Annual Report, (May, 2012).
"Unemployment and the Great Recession" Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Forefront, (Fall, 2011).
“This Time May Not Be That Different: Labor Markets, the Great Recession, and the (Not So Great) Recovery ” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (September, 2011).
“Labor Market Rigidity, Unemployment, and the Great Recession” (with Mary Zenker) Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (June, 2011).
“High Unemployment after the Recession: Mostly Cyclical, but Adjusting Slowly” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (January, 2011).
“Unemployment after the Recession: A New Natural Rate?” (with Saeed Zaman) Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (September, 2010). 
“Are Jobless Recoveries the New Norm?” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (April, 2010).
“Coordination Failures in the Labor Market,” (with Guillaume Rocheteau) Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (November, 2007). 
“The Minimum Wage and the Labor Market,” (with Guillaume Rocheteau) Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, (May, 2007).
 
Working Papers
"The Cyclical Behavior of Unemployment and Vacancies across OECD Countries" with Pedro Amaral, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper 1236.
“Search Frictions and the Labor Wedge” with Andrea Pescatori, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper 1111.
“The Ins and Outs of Unemployment in the Long Run: A New Estimate for the Natural Rate?” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper 1017.
“Positive and Normative Effects of a Minimum Wage,” with Guillaume Rocheteau, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper 0801.
“On-the-Job Search and Labor Market Reallocation,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper 0725.
“Diagnosing Labor Market Search Models: A Multiple Shock Approach” with Kenneth R. Beauchemin, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper 0720.
“Temporal Aggregation and Cyclicality of Labor Market Transition Probabilities,” Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin, May 2005.
 
Refereeing
Quarterly Journal of Economic, Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review, American Economic Journal- Macroeconomics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Canadian Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Labour Economics, Economic Inquiry, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Labor Research, IMF Economic Review, Energy Journal, B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics.
 
Presentations at Seminars and Conferences
Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings (2005), University of California, Riverside (2006), University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (2006), Pennsylvania State University (2006), Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (2006), North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society (2006), Society for Economic Dynamics (2006), Koc University (2007), Cleveland State University (2007),  Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2007), University of Southern Carolina (2008), University of California, Irvine (2009), Kent State University (2009), Oberlin College (2011), Koc University (2011), Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings (2011), Society for Economic Dynamics (2011), Midwest Economic Association Meetings (2012), Southwest Search and Matching Workshop (2012), Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings (Spring 2012), Ohio State University (2012), Society for Computational Economics (2012). 
 
Professional Skills
Language: Turkish  (Native), English  (Fluent), German (Intermediate), Software: Proficient in MS Office Applications, TSP, MATLAB and STATA, Programming Language: FORTRAN
 
References
P. Dean Corbae, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Russell W. Cooper, European University Institute
Burhanettin Kuruscu, University of Toronto