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Ali T. Akarca


Clinical Professor
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972
Phone: (312) 996-1416 Fax: (312) 996-3344

Fields of Interest:
Macroeconomics, Economy and Politics of Turkey, Energy Economics, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting.

Selected Research:
“Persistence in Regional Voting Patterns in Turkey During a Period of Major Political Realignment,” (with Cem Başlevent), European Urban and Regional Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 184-202.

“The Region-of-Origin Effect on Voting Behavior: The Case of Turkey’s Internal Migrants,” (with Cem Başlevent), İktisat İşletme ve Finans, Vol. 25, No. 297, December, 2010, pp. 9-36.

“Social and Economic Determinants of Turkish Voter Choice in the 1995 Parliamentary Election,” (with Aysit Tansel), Electoral Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, September 2007, pp. 633-647.

“Economic Performance and Political Outcomes: An Analysis of the Turkish Parliamentary and Local Election Results Between 1950 and 2004,” (with Aysit Tansel), Public Choice, Vol. 129, No. 1-2, October 2006, pp. 77-105.

“Long-Run Impact of Tax Rate Changes on Government Receipts,” (with Dimitri Andrianacos), Public Finance Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, January 1998, pp. 80-94.

“Energy and Employment: A Time Series Analysis of the Causal Relationship” (with Thomas V. Long), Resources and Energy (now renamed Resource and Energy Economics), Vol. 2, No. 2-3, October/November 1979, pp. 151-162.

Current Research Interests:
The effect of economic variables on election outcomes and vice versa

Economic and political consequences of internal migration in Turkey

Other Significant Accomplishments:
Keynote speaker at the following meetings: 6th International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Economy: After the Crisis, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, 2011; International Conference on Applied Business and Economics, A Coruña, Spain, 2010; Workshop in Athens: What Could We Learn From the Greek Experience with Europeanization? University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece, 2010; Annual Demir Demirgil Lecture, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006.

Honorariums for papers presented at Economic Research Forum meetings held at: Al-Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2002; Marrakesh, Morocco, 2003; Cairo, Egypt, 2005; Kuwait City, Kuwait, 2006; Cairo, Egypt, 2007.

Certificate of Recognition, The John Nuveen Center for International Affairs, 1997.

Award for travel to Uzbekistan, Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc., 1994.

Finalist, Silver Circle Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993 and 1994.

Research Associate, the Committee on Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1978-1980.

Fellow, O.E.C.D., 1969-1971 and 1972-1975; Fellow, Ford Foundation, 1971-1972.

updated 2013.01.17

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