• Ph.D. - Louisiana State University (USA), 2003 
  • M.Sc. - Louisiana State University (USA), 2000  
  • B.Sc. - Hacettepe University (Turkey), 1997

Dr. Arin received his PhD from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A in August 2003. Then he worked in Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand for 7 years.

Dr. Arin's area of specialization is macroeconomics, and he has wide research interests in the areas of monetary and fiscal policy, open economy macroeconomics and public economics. He is especially interested in ways governments may improve socio-economic outcomes. He has published extensively on topics like how different fiscal instruments influence major macroeconomic variables, what governments should be aware of while privatizing public firms, the causes and economic consequences of terrorism, and why social cohesion matters for economic performance. Currently, he is using microeconomic data to investigate the transmission channels for large macroeconomic shocks, like fiscal policy innovations and the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, he also does research on how "irrational behavior" at the individual level, like loss-aversion, implicit biases, and different misperceptions affect our economic decision-making processes and whether such behavior have any macroeconomic consequences.   

He has taught courses in macroeconomic principles, microeconomic principles, monetary economics, econometrics and public economics. He has won numerous teaching and research awards. Dr Arin was a visiting professor in TU Dresden (Germany), RWTH Aachen (Germany), University of Ulm (Germany), Helmut - Schmidt University (Germany), KOF Institute (Switzerland), Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany), University College Dublin (Ireland), Paris School of Economics (France), Montpellier Business School (France), UA Barcelona (Spain), University of Granada (Spain) and NHH Bergen (Norway). He is also a Higher Education Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the U.K.

He has published over 30 articles in journals like Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Management, Public Choice, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Organizational Research Methods, Economics Letters, Journal of Macroeconomics, Southern Economic Journal, Energy Economics, and World Development.

He is currently a Research Associate at the Centre of Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and associate editor of Springer Nature: Business & Economics.


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Teaching Areas

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Quantitative Methods, Data Science

Research and Professional Activities

My research fields are applied macroeconomics and public economics.

Selected Publications
  1. Exploring the hidden impact of the Covid-19 pandemic: The role of urbanization, with Juan Lacomba, Francisco Lagos, Ana Moro-Egido and Marcel Thum, Economics and Human Biology, 2022, 46, 101-119 (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 2)
  2. Which Social Categories Matter to People: An Experiment, with Wifag Adnan, Gary Charness, Juan Lacomba, and Francisco Lagos, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2022, 193, 125-145 (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS rating: 3, CNRS Rating:2)
  3. On the Labor Market Effects of the Salience of Ethnic/Racial Disputes, with Kemal Kivanc Akoz and Christina Zenker, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2022, 24(2), 348-361 (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 2, CNRS Rating:2)
  4. Inflection Points, Kinks, and Jumps: A Statistical Approach to Detecting Nonlinearities, with Maria Minniti, Samuele Murtinu and Nicola Spagnolo, forthcoming in Organizational Research Methods, 2021. (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 4, CNRS Rating: 2)
  5. On the Heterogeneous Effects of Tax Policy on Labor Market Outcomes, with Wifag Adnan, Aysegul Eruygur and Nicola Spagnolo, Southern Economic Journal, 2022, 88 (3), 991-1036 (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 2, CNRS Rating: 2)
  6. Revisiting the Growth Effects of Fiscal Policy: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach, with Elias Braunfels and Gernot Peter Doppelhoffer, Journal of Macroeconomics, 2019, 62., 103-158. (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 2, CNRS Rating: 2)
  7. Negotiating with Terrorists: Costs of Compliance, with Eberhard Feess, Torben Kuhlenkasper and Otto Reich, Southern Economic Journal, 2019, 86(1), 305-317. (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 2, CNRS Rating: 2)
  8. The Resource Curse Revisited: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach, with Elias Braunfels, Energy Economics, 2018, 70, 170-178. (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 2)
  9. Revisiting Loss Aversion: Evidence From Professional Tennis, with Nejat Anbarci, Torben Kuhlenkasper and Christina Zenker, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2018, 53, 1-(ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 2)
  10. Revisiting the Determinants of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Bayesian Approach, with Anup Nandialath, Victor Huang, Maria Minniti and Otto Reich, Journal of Management, 2015, 41(2), 607-631.(ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 4*, CNRS Rating: 1)
  11. Fiscal Multipliers in Good Times and Bad Times, with Faik Koray and Nicola Spagnolo, Journal of Macroeconomics, 2015, 44, 303-311. (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating:2, CNRS Rating: 2)
  12. Non-Linear Growth Effects of Taxation: A Semi-Parametric Approach Using Average Marginal Tax Rates, with Michael Berlemann, Faik Koray and Torben Kuhlenkasper, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2013, 28(5), 883-889. (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 1)
  13. Why Are Corrupt Governments Less Successful in Consolidating Their Budgets?, with Viera Chmelarova,  Eberhard Feess and Ansgar Wohlschlegel, Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95(7-8), 521-530 (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 1)
  14. Exploring the Dynamics between Terrorism and Anti-Terror Spending: Theory and  UK Evidence, with Oliver Lorz, Otto F. Reich and  Nicola Spagnolo ,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011, 79, 189-202 (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 2)
  15. You are One of Us Now! How Do Share Prices of Rivals React to Privatization?, with Ayca Altintig, Eberhard Feess and Christoph Schumacher, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2009, 57(2), 265-293 (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 1)
  16. Leviathan Resists: The Endogenous Relationship between Privatization and Economic  Performance, with Mehmet Ali Ulubasoglu, Public Choice, 2009, 140(1), 185-204. (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 1)
  17. The Price of Terror: The Effects of Terrorism on Stock Market Returns and Volatility, with Davide Ciferri and Nicola Spagnolo, Economics Letters,2008, 101(3), 164-167 (publication with a PhD student, ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 3)
  18. The Privatization Effects on Efficiency: How Does Privatization Work?, with Cagla Okten, World Development, 2006, 34(9), 1537-1556 (ABDC Rating: A, ABS Rating: 3, CNRS Rating: 1)

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