Mehmet Serkan Tosun - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Mehmet Serkan Tosun

Research Fellows

Chair, Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Nevada-Reno

Areas of Interest:

  • Public Economics
  • State and Local Public Finance
  • Economics of Population and Demographic Change
  • Regional Economics
  • Economic Growth


  • Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 2001
  • M.A., Economics, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, 1994
  • B.A., Economics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1993


  • Chair, Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Nevada-Reno, July 1, 2013 to present.
  • Barbara Smith Campbell Distinguished Professor of Nevada Tax Policy, College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno. January 2015 to present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Business Administration, University of Nevada-Reno. 
  • Research Associate, Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey. Jan. 2005 – Present
  • Director, West Virginia Public Finance Program, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, Aug.2001-May.2006

Latest Publications:

  • Stowe, Stephen, Tom Gillaspy, Mehmet Tosun and Susan Rhodes. 2013. “Aging and Its Impact on Municipal Credit,” (Fall). Municipal Finance Journal, 33 (3): 33-55.
  • “Commuting, Competition and Leakages at the Carson City-Douglas County Border in Nevada,” with Glen Atkinson and Tom Harris, 2009 (Spring). Economic Development Journal, 8 (2): 48-54.
  • “Corruption and Fiscal Structure in the MENA Region,”. In “Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa: Institutions, Corruption and Reform”, ed. Serdar Sayan. Routledge Series on Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa (2009) New York, NY: Routledge.
  • “The Income Elasticity of Gross Casino Revenues: Short-Run and Long-Run Estimates,” with Mark Nichols. 2009. National Tax Journal 61 (4) Part 1: 635-652.
Working Papers

Determinants of Fertility and Population Policies in MENA Countries

In this study, we examine the relationship between fertility and population policies and other potential ... read more

Working Papers

Population Aging, Labor Mobility and Economic Growth: Evidence From MENA and the Developed World

This paper examines the economic effects of aging trends using a two-period, two-region OLG model ... read more

Working Papers

Demographic Changes and Fiscal Policy in MENA Countries

In this study, I examine the links between demographic change and fiscal policy in MENA ... read more


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