Professor of Economics



Department of Economics
Social Sciences Building
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308


(518) 388-7093

With Union College Since 1999
Curriculum Vitae (November 2012)

B.S. 1993, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; M.S. 1995, London School of Economics, London, U.K.; Ph.D. 1999, University of Florida at Gainesville

Areas of Expertise

International Economics, Economic Growth, Labor Economics


Ranked among the top 20 US liberal arts college assistant professors  (#10 based on impact-adjusted page methodology of Piette and Laband)


·         "A Schumpeterian Model of Equilibrium Unemployment and Labor Turnover", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 10 (5), 2000, 557-583.

·         "Schumpeterian Unemployment, Trade, and Wages", Journal of International Economics, 54 (1), 2001, 119-148.

·         "Labor Market Rigidities and R&D-Based Growth in the Global Economy", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 20 (5), 2006: 769-805.  Appendices, Forthcoming Paper.

·         "Outsourcing and Wage Inequality in a Dynamic Product Cycle Model", with Selin Sayek, Review of Development Economics, 10 (1), 2006: 1-19. Appendices, Forthcoming Paper.

·         "New Directions in Schumpeterian Growth Theory", with Elias Dinopoulos, in Horst Hanusch and Andreas Pyka (eds.), Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2007.

·         "R&D Policies, Endogenous Growth and Scale Effects", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 32 (12), 2008: 3895-3916, Appendices, Forthcoming Paper.

o     Working Paper Version 2007. Appendices for Working Paper 2007.

·         “Technological Progress in Open Economies”, in Reinert K. and R. Rajan (eds.), Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, Princeton University Press, 2008.

·         "Globalization, R&D and the iPod Cycle", with Laixun Zhao, Journal of International Economics, 77 (1) 2009: 101-108,  Appendices, Forthcoming Paper,

·         "Globalization, Rent Protection Institutions and Going Alone in Freeing Trade", with Heimo Grieben, European Economic Review, 53, 2009: 1042-1065, Appendices, Forthcoming Paper.

·         "Intellectual Property Rights, Institutional Quality and Economic Growth" with Lewis Davis, Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, 3, (12400005), 2012: 1-27. Invited article for the special issue of "Globalization and Development: Post Crisis Perspective",

·         "Private Patent Protection in the Theory of Schumpeterian Growth" with Lewis Davis, European Economic Review, 56 (7), 2012: 1446-1660, Forthcoming paper, Supplementary Appendix.

·         "Offshoring and Intellectual Property Rights Reform" with Claudia Canals, Journal of Development Economics, 108, 2014: 17-31. Forthcoming paperSupplementary Appendix. Stata and do files available upon request.  

·         “Intellectual Property Rights and Rent Protection in a North-South Product Cycle Model”, July 2006, Appendices.

·         "North-South Trade, Unemployment and Growth: What's the Role of Labor Unions?" with Heimo Grieben, December 2012 , Mathematica Appendices. 

·         "The Conundrum of Recovery Policies: Growth or Jobs?" with Elias Dinopoulos and Heimo Grieben, June 2013, Mathematica Appendices.