Kerim Peren Arin

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

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 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 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, Economics Letters, Journal of Macroeconomics, Energy Economics, Open Economies Review, Applied Economics and World Development.

He is currently a Research Associate at the Centre of Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He has worked as a consultant for a number of development agencies around the World.


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Teaching Areas

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Quantitative Methods.

Research and Professional Activities

  1. Revisiting the Growth Effects of Fiscal Policy: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach, with Elias Braunfels and Gernot Peter Doppelhoffer, forthcoming in Journal of Macroeconomics (ABDC Rating: A)
  2. Financial Integration in the GCC Region: Market Size versus National Effects, 2019, with Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Kyriacos Kyriacou and Nicola Spagnolo, forthcoming in Open Economies Review(ABDC Rating: B)
  3. 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)
  4. The Resource Curse Revisited: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach, with Elias Braunfels, Energy Economics, 2018, 70, 170-178. (ABDC Rating: A*)
  5. 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*)
  6. A Note on the Macroeconomic Consequences of Ethnic/Racial Tension: Theory and Evidence, with Murat Koyuncu and  Nicola Spagnolo, Economics Letters, 2017, 155(C), 100-103,(ABDC Rating: A)
  7. Is Roger Federer more Loss-Averse than Serena Williams? With Nejat Anbarci, Cagla Okten and Christina Zenker, Applied Economics, 2017, 2017, 49(35), 3446-3559.  (ABDC Rating: A)
  8. Should We Care About the Composition of Tax Based Stimulus Packages? With Peter H. Helles, Murat Koyuncu and Otto F. Reich, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2016, 34(3), 433-445. (ABDC Rating: B)
  9. Brutality or Frequency? An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Terrorism on Economic Growth in India, with Fabio Spagnolo and Nicola Spagnolo, Revue Economique, 2016, 67(6),  1141-1151. (ABDC Rating: B)
  10. Critical Thresholds for Budget Consolidations: A Semi-Parametric Approach, with Anup Nandialath and Torben Kuhlenkasper,  Applied Economics Letters, 2015, 22(16), 1-5 (ABDC Rating: B)
  11. 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*)
  12. Fiscal Multipliers in Good Times and Bad Times, with Faik Koray and Nicola Spagnolo, Journal of Macroeconomics, 2015, 44, 303-311. (ABDC Rating: A)
  13. Gender Differences in Responses to Contingent Rewards: Evidence from a Field Experiment of Junior Tennis, with Nejat Anbarci and Jungmin Lee, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2014, 53, 131-137. (ABDC Rating: B)
  14. 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*)
  15. Politics, Stock Markets and Model Uncertainty, with Sasha Molchanov and Otto F. Reich, Empirical Economics, 2013, 45, 23-38. (ABDC Rating: A)
  16. Trans-Tasman Transmission of Government Expenditure Shocks, with Murat Koyuncu and Christoph Schumacher,  Australian Economic Papers, 2012, 51(4), 167-188 (ABDC Rating: B)
  17. 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*)
  18. 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*)
  19. The Short-Term Growth Effects of Fiscal Policy Revisited, with Nicola Spagnolo,  Economics Letters, 2011, 110(3), 278-281 (ABDC Rating: A)
  20. Leviathan Resists: The Endogenous Relationship between Privatization and Economic           Performance, with Mehmet Ali Ulubasoglu, Public Choice, 2009, 140(1), 185-204. (ABDC Rating: A)
  21. 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*)
  22. The Effects of Tax Policy on Financial Markets: G3 Evidence, with Abdullah Mamun and Nanda Purushothman, Review of Financial Economics, 2009, 18(1), 33-46  (publication with a Masters student, ABDC Rating: B).
  23. Beggar-Thy-Neighbor? Transmission of Fiscal Shocks from the U.S. to Canada, with Faik Koray, Open Economies Review, 2009, 20(3), 425-434 (ABDC Rating: B)
  24. Exchange versus Monetary Aggregate Targeting: The Turkish Case, with Timur Gur,  Applied Economics, 2009, 41 (16-18), 2085-2092 (ABDC Rating: A)
  25. The Endogenous and Non-Linear Relationship between Terrorism and Economic Activity: Turkish Evidence, with Bahar Araz-Takay and Tolga Omay, Defence and Peace Economics, 2009, 20(1), 1-10 (publication with a PhD student, ABDC Rating: B)
  26. 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)
  27. The Privatization Effects on Efficiency: How Does Privatization Work?, with Cagla Okten, World Development, 2006, 34(9), 1537-1556 (ABDC Rating: A)
  28.  Are Some Taxes Different Than Others? An Empirical Investigation of Tax Policy in Canada,, with Faik Koray , Empirical Economics, 2006, 31(1), 183-193  (ABDC Rating: A)
  29. Is it Inflation or Inflation Variability? A Note on the Stock Return-Inflation Puzzle, with Abdullah Mamun, Finance Letters, 2005, 3(6), 19-23 (ABDC Rating: C)
  30. Trans-Tasman Transmission of Monetary Shocks: Evidence from a VAR Approach, with Sam Jolly, Atlantic Economic Journal, 2005, 33(3), 267-283 (publication with a Masters student, ABDC Rating: C)
  31. The Determinants of Privatization Prices: Evidence from Turkey, with Cagla Okten, Applied Economics, 2003, 35(12), 1393-1404 (ABDC Rating: A)
  32. Tennis Data May Elude Some If Serves Get Too Fast, with Nejat Anbarci and Christina Zenker, Econ Journal Watch, 2019, 16(1), 124-129. (ABDC Rating: B)

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