Mehmet Serkan Tosun - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Mehmet Serkan Tosun

Research Fellows

Professor of Economics, 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

Education:

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

Experience:

  • 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:

  • Poghosyan, Tigran, Mehmet S. Tosun. Forthcoming. “Assessing Activist Fiscal Policy in Advanced and Emerging Market Economies using Real-Time Data.” Oxford Economic Papers
  • Yakovlev, Pavel A., Mehmet S. Tosun and William P. Lewis. 2018. “The Fiscal Consequences of State Legislative Term Limits.” Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy. An earlier version available as IZA Discussion Paper No. 6456
  • Ouedraogo, Abdoulaye, Mehmet S. Tosun and Jingjing Yang. 2018. “Fertility and Population Policy.” Public Sector Economics (previously Financial Theory and Practice) 42 (1): 21-43
  • Nichols, Mark W. and Mehmet S. Tosun. 2017. “The Impact of Legalized Casino Gambling on Crime.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 66: 1-15. Also available as IZA Discussion Paper No. 7299
  • Pippin, Sonja E. and Mehmet S. Tosun. 2016. “Tax Harmonization in the European Union and the Euro-Zone: A Multilateral Analysis of Tax Systems.” Public Sector Economics (previously Financial Theory and Practice) 40 (4): 437-461
  • Ouedraogo, Abdoulaye, Mehmet S. Tosun, and Serdar Yilmaz. 2016. “Cyclicality of Public Investment in Africa.” International Journal of Public Policy 12 (3/4/5/6): 378-405
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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