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Dr Emin Gahramanov

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: School of Accounting Economics & Finance
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517467 +61 3 92517467



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), 2007

Professional activities

Recent Presentations
Queensland University of Technology, Australian National University, Utah State University, University of Technology Sydney, La Trobe University, 64th Conference of the International Institute of Public Finance (Maastricht University), The Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (Australian National University).

Recent Services
Deakin University seminar series in Economics, Deakin University S. of AEF research committee, Deakin University Workshop on Dynamic Economics, Deakin University S. of AEF PhD coordinator in Economics


Subjects and units currently teaching

Global Economy, Macroeconomic Theory, Microeconomic Theory and Policy, International Economics, Environmental Economics, Money and Banking, Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance, and various first-year classes on Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.


Research interests

Lifecycle consumption, saving, retirement, pensions, bounded rationality, optimal taxation.



'Is It Really Good to Annuitize?', (with J. Feigenbaum and X. Tang) -- Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2013).

'Should We Refinance Unfunded Social Security?', (with X. Tang) -- Economica (2013).

'A Mixed Blessing of Lifespan Heterogeneity', (with X. Tang) -- Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (2013).

'Survival Misperceptions, Time Inconsistency, and Implications for the Life-cycle Saving and Welfare', -- Economic Modelling (2013).

'Myopia and Pensions in General Equilibrium', (with F. Caliendo), -- Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013.

'Optimal Irrational Behavior', (with J. Feigenbaum and F. Caliendo), -- Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2011.

'Comment on “A dynamic portfolio choice model of tax evasion: Comparative statics of tax rates and its implication for economic growth”', -- Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2011 (with R. Dzhumashev).

'A Growth Model with Income Tax Evasion: Some Implications for Australia', (with R. Dzhumashev), --Economic Record, 2010 

'Hunting the Unobservables for Optimal Social Security: A General Equilibrium Approach' (with F. Caliendo), -- Public Finance Review, 2009.

'Tax Evasion and Dynamic Inefficiency', -- Economics Bulletin, 2009.


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