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Serdar Sayan

Research Fellows

Professor of Economics and Dean, Graduate School of Social Sciences, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey


Areas of Interest:

  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Demography
  • Computational Economics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1992
  • M.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1988
  • B.Sc., (with Honors), Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1985

Experience:

  • Founding Director, Center for Social Policy Research, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, 2010-present
  • Professor of Economics and Dean, Graduate School of Social Sciences, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, 2006-present
  • Member of the Directors’ Team, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (Tepav), Ankara, 2008-present.

Latest Publications:

  • J. Barr and S. Sayan, OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation – Turkey, Paris: OECD, 2017.
  • S. Sayan, “Serving as a Referee for Your Own Paper: A Dream Come True or…?” Review of Social Economy, 74(2): 75-82, 2016.
  • S. Sayan and A. Tekin-Koru, “Remittances, Business Cycles and Poverty: The Recent Turkish Experience,” International Migration, 50(s1): 151-176, 2012.
  • C.B. Durdu and S. Sayan, “Emerging Market Business Cycles with Remittance Fluctuations,” IMF Staff Papers, 57(2): 303-325, 2010.
  • S. Sayan (ed.). Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa: Institutions, Corruption and Reform, London: Routledge, 2009 (Hard cover), 2011 (Soft cover).

 

Working Papers

Some Technological Aspects of an Environmentally Sustainable Policy for Turkey

Abstract Environmentally sustainable development requires a balance between economic growth targets and a healthy environment so ... read more


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The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Project: A Substitute or a Complement to Globalization for the Middle East and the Balkans?

Abstract This paper evaluates Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) from the perspective of globalization efforts in ... read more


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