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


Prof. Arin received his PhD from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A in August 2003, and worked in Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand for 7 years. He 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), 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 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, Energy Economics, and World Development.

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


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-1-037


+971 2 599 3109

Teaching Areas

Macroeconomics, Public Economics (Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Privatization, Government, Misperceptions, Fake News, Social Cohesion, Discrimination)

Research and Professional Activities

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)

Inflection Points, Kinks, and Jumps: A Statistical Approach to Detecting Nonlinearities, with Maria Minniti, Samuele Murtinu and Nicola Spagnolo, forthcoming in Organizational Research Methods, 2022. (ABDC Rating: A*, ABS Rating: 4, CNRS Rating: 2)

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)

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)

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)