Musab Kurnaz, Assistant Professor of Economics

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Belk College of Business


Working Papers

  1. NEW: Tax Design in Dynamic Discrete Choice Economies (joint with Martin Michelini, Hakki Ozdenoren, and Chris Sleet)

  2. Intergenerational Income Mobility and Income Taxation, (Reject and Resubmit, Quantitative Economics) (joint with Mehmet Soytas)


  1. Technical Change, Wage Inequality and Taxes, The American Economic Review, 105(10) (2015) 3061-3101 (joint with Laurence Ales and Christopher Sleet)

  2. Discriminatory Auctions with Resale, Economic Theory Bulletin, 7(2), (2019), 173-189. Online Appendix (joint with Isa Hafalir)

  3. Optimal Taxation of Families: Mirrlees meets Becker, The Economic Journal, 131(639), (2021), 2984-3011 Appendix

  4. Canadian Income Taxation: Statistical Analysis and Parametric Estimates, Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 55, No 1, February 2022, (joint with Terry Yip), (Data Appendix: Tables)

Work in Progress

  1. Tax Design with Transition (joint with Martin Michelini and Chris Sleet)

  2. Taxes and Careers (joint with German Cubas, Pedro Silos, Terry Yip)

  3. Corporate Taxation and the Real Economy: The Impact of 1999 Marmara Earthquake Tax Reform on Firm Dynamics, (joint with Sevcan Yesiltas)

  4. Optimal Taxation and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital (joint with Mehmet Soytas)