Staff profile - Mehmet Ulubasoglu

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Aprof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Department of Economics
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446592 +61 3 92446592
Email: mehmet.ulubasoglu@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography summary

Mehmet Ulubasoglu is an Associate Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics at Deakin University. He was formerly the Economics Discipline Leader and Associate Head of School (Research) in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. He has published extensively in reputed international journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, and American Journal of Political Science. His research has attracted a number of citations from diverse fields and had significant policy impact. He has also taught a variety of courses at the first-, second-, third-, and Honours-year undergraduate levels, as well as for the PhD program at Deakin University. He has supervised many PhD students to completion. Associate Professor Ulubasoglu has also undertaken several research projects linked with government organisations both nationally and internationally. He has held consultancy roles for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, and led a report on Australian food demand for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. In July 2012 he co-organised the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting 2012, which featured the 2010 and 2012 Nobel Laureates in Economics and many other renowned scholars from around the world as keynote and invited speakers. Lately he undertook a research visit to the Development Research Group at the World Bank, Washington DC.


Qualifications

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


Professional activities

1. Co-Chair, Econometric Society Australasian Meeting 2012. www.esam2012.org.au

2. Member, Australasian Standing Committee of the Econometric Society, 2011-2014.

3. Member, Econometric Society, European Economic Association, American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society.

4. Editorial Board Member, The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals. 2012-present.

Academic

Teaching Interests

Econometrics, International Trade, Macroeconomics


Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE102 The Global Economy
MEE201 Competition and Industry
MAE202 National Economic Policy
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


Student supervision

1. Principal Supervisor for Nourin Shabnam, Ph.D. Student, ongoing. Thesis title: The Long-Term Effects of the Bangladeshi Famines
2. Principal Supervisor for Ana Marija Dabo, Ph.D. Student, ongoing. Thesis title: Legal Determinants of Land and Property Rights
3. Principal Supervisor for Pablo E. Jimenez-Ayora, Ph.D. Student, Finished 2014. Thesis title: Essays on Political and Development Economics
4. Principal Supervisor for Rejaul Karim Bakhshi, Ph.D. Student, Finished 2013. Thesis title:  Essays on Social Capital and Poverty in Bangladesh
5. Principal Supervisor for Md. Habibur Rahman, Ph.D. Student, Finished 2013. Thesis title: Essays on the Economics of Natural Disasters and Political Institutions
6. Principal Supervisor for Anshu Mala Chandra, Ph.D. Student, Finished 2013. Thesis title: Foreign Direct Investment and Stages of Sector Diversification
7. Principal Supervisor for M.H. Tarequl Chowdhury, Ph.D. Student, Finished 2012. Thesis title: Exchange Rate Regimes: Some Determinants and Consequences
8. Principal Supervisor for Trung X. Hoang, Ph.D. Student, Finished 2012. Thesis title: Essays on the Dynamics of Poverty in Rural Vietnam
9. Associate Supervisor for Lan Anh Tonh, Ph.D. Student, ongoing.
10. Associate Supervisor for Huong Nguyen, Ph.D. Student, ongoing.
11. External Committee Member for Veysel Avsar, Florida International University, Ph.D Student, Finished, 2011.
12. Associate Supervisor for Sasi Iamsiraroj, Ph.D. Student, Finished 2009.
13. Associate Supervisor for Claudia Burgio-Fuccia, Master Student, Finished 2008.
14. Supervisor for Farah Beaini, Honours Student, Finished 2008.
15. Supervisor for Sarah Halbisch, Honours Student, Finished 2004.
16. Supervisor for Anthony Batters, Honours Student, Finished 2004.
17. Supervisor for Devinda Jayatileke, Honours Student, Finished 2004.


Media appearances

1. Radio and TV interviews.
2015: Radio National (Canberra), 4BC (Brisbane), 666 ABC (Canberra) and River FM (Ipswhich), on the effects of the Gallipoli Campaign on Turkish Natives.
2011: ABC Wide Bay (QLD) and Radio 3gv (Traralgon) on food demand behaviour in Australia.

2. Print media.
2015: The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times and ABC Online on the effects of the Gallipoli Campaign on Turkish natives.
2009: Herald Sun and Leader Community Newspapers on the unemployment effects of global financial crisis.

Awards

Awards and prizes

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


Research

Research projects

1. Pre-Disaster Multi-Hazard Economic Loss Estimation Model (with A. Rajabifard, U of Melbourne), 2014-16. $525.000. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia.
2. Integrating Natural Disasters Risk Information into Economic Modelling: Phase II (with P. Bhattacharya), 2012-2013. $9.000. Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
3. Integrating Natural Disasters Risk Information into Economic Modelling: Phase I, 2010-11. $9.000. Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
4. Food Demand Elasticities in Australia (with D. Mallick, M. Wadud, P. Hone and H. Haszler), 2010, $70.000. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia.


Research interests

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


Research grants

1. Pre-Disaster Multi-Hazard Economic Loss Estimation Model (with A. Rajabifard, U of Melbourne), 2014-16. $525.000. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia.
2. Integrating Natural Disasters Risk Information into Economic Modelling: Phase II (with P. Bhattacharya), 2012-2013. $9.000. Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
3. Integrating Natural Disasters Risk Information into Economic Modelling: Phase I, 2010-11. $9.000. Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
4. Food Demand Elasticities in Australia (with D. Mallick, M. Wadud, P. Hone and H. Haszler), 2010, $70.000. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia.


Research groups

Theoretical and Applied Economics, 2007-2009.

Centre for Economic and Public Policy (Co-Director), 2010.

Centre for Regional Economic and Public Policy, 2011-2012.

Centre for Economic Policy Analysis, 2013-.


Research page

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=ueDpb64AAAAJ&hl=en


Publications

Publications

Selected Publications

• Non-farm Activity, Household Expenditure, and Poverty Reduction in Rural Vietnam: 2002-2008, World Development, 2014, v. 64, pp. 554-568 (with TX Hoang and CS Pham).
• An Empirical Inquiry into the Role of Sectoral Diversification in Exchange Rate Regime Choice, European Economic Review, 2014, v. 67, pp. 210-227 (with MT Chowdhury, P. Bhattacharya, and D. Mallick).
• Does Legal Heritage Affect Obesity? The Channel of Motor Vehicle Dependence, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2013, v. 41: 621-33 (with P. Carlin and M. Kidd).
• Leviathan Resists: The Endogenous Relationship between Privatization and Firm Performance, Public Choice, 2009, v. 140, n. 1-2, pp. 185-204 (with P. Arin).
• Democracy and Economic Growth: A Meta-Analysis, American Journal of Political Science, 2008, Vol 52, No 1, pp. 61-83 with C. Doucouliagos)
• International Comparisons of Rural-Urban Educational Attainment: Data and Determinants, European Economic Review, 2007, v. 51, n.7, pp. 1828-1857 (with B. Cardak).
• Can we Obtain Realistic Parameter Estimates for the ‘Protection for Sale’ Model?, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2006, vol. 39, n. 1, pp. 187-210, (with D. Mitra and D. Thomakos).
• Zipf’s Law Strikes Again: The Case of Tourism, Journal of Economic Geography, 2004, vol. 4, n.4. pp. 459-472 (with B. Hazari).
• 'Protection for Sale' In a Developing Country: Democracy vs. Dictatorship, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2002, 84(3), pp. 497-508 (with D. Mitra and D. Thomakos).


Link to publications

http://www.deakin.edu.au/~maulubas


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