Mehmet E. Yaya

A photo of Mehmet Yaya

Professor and Department Head (I) & Graduate Coordinator


703A Pray Harrold


[email protected]

Office Hours

Fall 2022

By appointment


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Alabama, 2009
  • MS, Finance, University of Alabama, 2009
  • MA, Economics, University of Alabama, 2006
  • MBA, Auburn University, 2004
  • BS, International Trade, Bogazici University, 2003

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Mehmet E. Yaya joined the Department of Economics in 2009. His research interests include:

  • Immigration
  • Inequality
  • Economic development
  • Terrorism


He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in labor economics and international economics. 

Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapters


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

Additional Information

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