Dr Mehmet E. Yaya

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Mehmet E. Yaya has joined the Department of Economics as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Before joining the department he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics in 2009, MA in Economics and Finance from University of Alabama in 2006; his MBA from Auburn University in 2004, and his B.S. in International Trade from Bogazici University in 2003.

He regularly teaches Labor Economics and International Economics at the graduate and undergraduate level as well as Financial Economics and Principles of Microeconomics.

Dr. Yaya is currently the faculty advisor for Economics Club and Omicron Delta Epsilon: Honorary Society in Economics.

His research interests include immigration, inequality, economic development, and terrorism. His publications include:

  • “Analysis of Poverty and the Provision of Social Assistance,” with Gary Hoover, in Steven Payson (Eds.), Public Economics: The Government's Role in American Economics Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers, forthcoming.
  • "The Real Effective Exchange Rate and Trade Performance in China,” with Xiaoxia Lu, International Journal of Applied Economics, (9):1, 2012, 15-27 .
  • “More on Non-White Poverty and Economic Growth,” with Sondra Collins and Gary Hoover, Journal of Income Distribution, 20(1), 2011, 63-82.
    “Racial and Ethnic Income Inequality Responses to a Government Maintenance Program in the US,” with Gary Hoover, Public Finance Review, 39(3), 2011, 462-478.
  • “Gender Differences in Income Inequality among Immigrant Populations to the United States,” with Gary Hoover, Social Science Journal, 47, 2010, 593-608.
  • “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Income Inequality across U.S. Regions,” with Gary Hoover, Review of Black Political Economy, 37(2), 2010, 79-114.
  • “Terrorism and Tourism: The Case of Turkey”, Defence and Peace Economics, 20(6), 2009, 477-497.
  • “Immigration, Trade and Wages in Germany”, Romanian Journal of European Studies, 5-6/2007, 85-100.

For details see Dr. Yaya academic VITA

View Dr. Yaya's web page at http://people.emich.edu/myaya