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

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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