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Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

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Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), Florida Intl University, 2001
Master of Arts (Economics), Florida Intl University, 1999
Bachelor of Science, Middle East Tech. University, 1997

Biography

Mehmet Ulubasoglu is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Mehmet was formerly the Head of the Economics Discipline, and Associate Head of School (Research) in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

He has published extensively in reputed international journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, and American Journal of Political Science. Mehmet has also taught a variety of courses from the first to third and Honours-year undergraduate levels, as well as for the PhD program at Deakin University. He has supervised 11 PhD students to completion as Principal or Associate Supervisor.

Mehmet has also undertaken several research projects linked with government organisations both nationally and internationally, including with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Asia Pacific Network, and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre. He has held consultancy roles for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. In 2012 he co-organised the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, which featured the 2010 and 2012 Nobel Laureates in Economics and many other renowned scholars from around the world as keynote and invited speakers.

He has acted as an invited referee for over 30 journals, delivered more than 50 invited seminars, and serves on the editorial boards of two international journals including being an Associate Editor of Economics and Politics (Wiley). His research has attracted over 525 Scopus citations, 1460 Google Scholar citations and Google h-index of 15.

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Research interests

  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • Public Choice
  • International Trade Policy

Affiliations

  • Member, Econometric Society. 
  • Member, Economic Society of Australia.
  • Associate Editor, Economics and Politics.

Teaching interests

  • Econometrics
  • International Trade
  • Macroeconomics

Units taught

  • MAE102 - The Global Economy
  • MEE201 - Competition and Industry
  • MAE202 - National Economic Policy
  • MAE256 - Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance
  • MAE303 - International Economics
  • MAE305 - Business and Financial Forecasting
  • MAE306 - Applied Econometrics in Economics and Finance
  • MAE406 - Business and Financial Econometrics
  • MAE413 - Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • MAE704 - International Trade and Policy
  • MAE901 - Advanced Econometrics (PhD Level)

Knowledge areas

  • Economic Development
  • International Trade Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Public Choice

Media appearances

  • Pre-Disaster Multi-Hazard Damage and Economic Loss Estimation Model, Youtube, 2017.
  •  'The effects of the Gallipoli Campaign on Turkish Natives', Radio National (Canberra), 4BC (Brisbane), 666 ABC (Canberra) and River FM (Ipswich), Australia, 2015.
  • 'Food demand behaviour in Australia', ABC Wide Bay (QLD) and Radio 3gv (Traralgon), Australia, 2011.
  • 'The effects of the Gallipoli Campaign on Turkish natives', The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times and ABC Online, Australia, 2015.
  • 'The unemployment effects of the global financial crisis', Herald Sun and Leader Community Newspapers, Australia, 2009.

Awards

  • Excellence in Research (for effectiveness, excellence and exemplary practice as a Research Supervisor), Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 2013.

Projects

  • Ulubasoglu, M. and A. Rajabifard. A.,'Pre-Disaster Multi-Hazard Economic Loss Estimation Model', The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Australian Government, $525,000, Canberra, Australia, 2014-2016.
  • Ulubasoglu, M. and Bhattacharya, P., 'Integrating Natural Disasters Risk Information into Economic Modelling: Phase II', Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, $9,000, Bangkok, Thailand, 2012-2013.
  • Ulubasoglu, M., 'Integrating Natural Disasters Risk Information into Economic Modelling: Phase I', Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, $9,000, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010-2011.
  • Ulubasoglu, M., Mallick, D., Wadud, M., Hone, P. and Haszler. H., 'Food Demand Elasticities in Australia', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australian Government,  $70,000, Canberra, Australia, 2010.

Publications

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2018

Floods, bushfires and sectoral economic output in Australia, 1978-2014

M Uluba?o?lu, M Rahman, Y Önder, Y Chen, A Rajabifard

(2018), pp. 1-23, Economic record, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2017

The role of middle class in economic development: what do cross-country data show?

N Chun, R Hasan, M Rahman, M Uluba?o?lu

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 404-424, Review of development economics, London, Eng., C1

journal

The shocking origins of political transitions: evidence from earthquakes

M Rahman, N Anbarci, P Bhattacharya, M Ulubasoglu

(2017), Vol. 83, pp. 796-823, Southern Economic Journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Can extreme rainfall trigger democratic change? The role of flood-induced corruption

M Rahman, N Anbarci, P Bhattacharya, M Ulubasoglu

(2017), Vol. 171, pp. 331-358, Public choice, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2016

Food demand elasticities for Australia

M Ulubasoglu, D Mallick, M Wadud, P Hone, H Haszler

(2016), Vol. 60, pp. 177-195, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, London, Eng., C1

journal

The role of rice in poverty dynamics in rural Vietnam: 2002-2008

T Hoang, C Pham, M Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 132-150, Journal of the Asia Pacific economy, London, Eng., C1

journal

The political economy of development in a globalizing world

D Mitra, M Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 459-461, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The role of middle class in democratic diffusion

N Chun, R Hasan, M Rahman, M Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 536-548, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Exchange rate regimes and fiscal discipline: the role of trade openness

M Chowdhury, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick, M Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 45, pp. 106-128, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The role of endowments, technology and size in international trade: new evidence from product-level data

C Pham, M Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 913-937, Journal of international trade & economic development, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

What Underlies Weak States? The Role of Terrain Ruggedness

P Jimenez Ayora, M Ulubasoglu

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 167-183, European Journal of Political Economy, C1

journal

Persistence, capital account openness, and financial sector health in exchange rate regime choice

M Chowdhury, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick, M Ulubasoglu

(2015), Vol. 91, pp. 279-299, Economic record, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Foreign direct investment and economic growth: A real relationship or wishful thinking?

S Iamsiraroj, M Ulubasoglu

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 200-213, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Social capital and hygiene practices among the extreme poor in rural Bangladesh

R Bakshi, D Mallick, M Ulubasoglu

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 1603-1618, Journal of development studies, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2014

An empirical inquiry into the role of sectoral diversification in exchange rate regime choice

M Chowdhury, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick, M Ulubasoglu

(2014), Vol. 67, pp. 210-227, European Economic Review, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Non-farm activity, household expenditure, and poverty reduction in rural Vietnam : 2002-2008

T Hoang, C Pham, M Ulubasoglu

(2014), Vol. 64, pp. 554-568, World development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Does legal heritage affect obesity? The channel of motor vehicle dependence

P Carlin, M Kidd, M Ulubasoglu

(2013), Vol. 41, pp. 621-633, Journal of comparative economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

State-Owned Enterprises, Inequality, and Political Ideology

V Avsar, C Karayalcin, M Ulubasoglu

(2013), Vol. 25, pp. 387-410, Economics & Politics, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2011

Intersectoral size differences and migration : Kuznets revisited

N Anbarci, M Ulubasoglu

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 251-292, Journal of international trade and economic development, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2009

Leviathan resists : the endogenous relationship between privatization and firm performance

K Arin, M Ulubasoglu

(2009), Vol. 140, pp. 185-204, Public choice, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Internationalization and alliance formation : evidence from Turkish SMEs

M Ulubasoglu, M Akdis, S Kok

(2009), Vol. 27, pp. 337-361, International small business journal, Wilmslow, England, C1

journal
2008

Democracy and economic growth : a meta-analysis

H Doucouliagos, M Ulubasoglu

(2008), Vol. 52, pp. 61-83, American journal of political science, Malden, Mass., C1

journal
2007

International comparisons of rural-urban educational attainment : data and determinants

M Uluba?o?lu, B Cardak

(2007), Vol. 51, pp. 1828-1857, European economic review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Institutions and policies for growth and poverty reduction: the role of private sector development

R Hasan, D Mitra, M Ulubasoglu

(2007), Vol. 24, pp. 69-116, Asian development review, Manila, Philippines, C1

journal
2006

Economic freedom and economic growth: Does specification make a difference?

C Doucouliagos, M Ulubasoglu

(2006), Vol. 22, pp. 60-81, European Journal of Political Economy, Netherlands, C1

journal

Can we obtain realistic parameter estimates for the 'protection for sale' model?

D Mitra, D Thomakos, M Ulubasoglu

(2006), Vol. 39, pp. 187-210, Canadian journal of economics, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2005

Career progression, human capital and pay equity in Australian public sector labour markets

C Doucouliagos, P Hone, M Ulubasoglu

(2005), pp. 1-53, ACE 05 : Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists, 2005, University of Melbourne, E1

conference

Intersectoral size differences and migration: Kuznets revisited

N Anbarci, M Ulubasoglu

(2005), pp. 1-40, Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2004

Zipf`s law strikes again : the case of tourism

M Ulubasoglu, B Hazari

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 459-472, Journal of economic geography, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Globalisation and inequality

M Ulubasoglu

(2004), Vol. 37, pp. 116-122, Australian economic review, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal

Protection versus promotion: an empirical investigation

D Mitra, D Thomakos, M Ulubasoglu

(2004), Vol. 16, pp. 147-162, Economics & Politics, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Endogenous liberalization and within-country inequality

N Anbarci, M Ulubasoglu

(2004), pp. 1-45, Selected papers from the 33rd Australian Conference of Economists, Sydney Sept. 27-30, 2004, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2002

Protection for sale in a developing country : democracy vs. dictatorship

D Mitra, D Thomakos, M Ulubasoglu

(2002), Vol. 84, pp. 497-508, Review of economics and statistics, Cambridge, MA, C1

journal

The impact of trade liberalization on import demand

D Thomakos, M Ulubasoglu

(2002), Vol. 4, pp. 1-26, Journal of economic and social research, Istanbul, Turkey, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Australian Domestic Demand Elasticities for Rural Marketing and Policy Analysis

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, A/Prof Debdulal Mallick, Dr Mokhtarul Wadud, Dr Henry Haszler, Dr Phillip Hone, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

RIRDC Grant - Research - Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

  • 2011: $5,000
  • 2009: $22,478
  • 2008: $20,000
  • 2007: $23,312

Other Public Sector Funding

Pre-distaster multi-hazard damage and economic loss estimation model

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Dr Prasad Bhattacharya

  • 2017: $90,000
  • 2016: $85,500
  • 2015: $84,000
  • 2014: $84,000

Optimising Post-disaster Recovery Interventions in Australia

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Dr Md Habibur Rahman

  • 2018: $194,489
  • 2017: $80,000

Industry and Other Funding

Pre-disaster natural hazard loss estimation

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

  • 2012: $11,884
  • 2011: $3,538
  • 2010: $2,007

Developing Climate Inclusive Potential Loss and Damage Assessment Methodology for Flood Hazards

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Dr Cahit Guven

  • 2018: $2,594
  • 2017: $4,242
  • 2016: $5,177
  • 2015: $9,599

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Ana Marija Dabo

Thesis entitled: Essays in Land, Legal Systems and Economic Development

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

Nourin Shabnam

Thesis entitled: Essays on Early-Life Malnutrition and Adulthood Socioeconomic Outcomes: Bangladesh Evidence

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2014

Pablo Jimenez Ayora

Thesis entitled: Essays on Political and Development Economics

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2013

Rejaul Bakshi

Thesis entitled: Essays on Social Capital and Poverty in Bangladesh

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

MD Habibur Rahman

Thesis entitled: Essays on the Economics of Natural Disasters and Political Institutions

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Anshu Mala Chandra

Thesis entitled: Foreign Direct Investment and the Stages of Sector Diversification

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2012

Mohammad Chowdhury

Thesis entitled: Exchange Rate Regime Choice: Some Determinants and Consequences

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Xuan Trung Hoang

Thesis entitled: Dynamics of Poverty in Vietnam: 2002-2008

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Associate Supervisor
2017

Thu Huong Nguyen

Thesis entitled: The Effects of China's Exports on World Trade

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2016

Lan Anh Tong

Thesis entitled: Three Essays on the Trade Effect of US Farm Subsidies

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2009

Sasi Iamsiraroj

Thesis entitled: A Comprehensive Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2008

Claudia Burgio-Ficca

Thesis entitled: Existence of Externalities from Investment in Higher Education

Master of Economics, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance