Dr. Mahmut Yasar



Phone: 817-272-3290

Office: Room 329


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Dr. Mahmut Yasar Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2002

Dr. Mahmut Yasar joined the UTA faculty in 2007.  Prior to coming to UTA, he taught at Goizueta Business School Department of Finance and the Department of Economics at Emory University from 2003-2007.  Dr. Yasar's  primary research interests center around the microeconomics of trade and investment, productivity, knowledge and technology transfer, innovation, and applied microeconometrics. He has also worked on issues in environmental economics and corporate finance.  His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of International Economics, and Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv.  He has served as an associate editor of the International Economic Journal.  Dr. Yasar has taught undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. level econometrics, empirical methods, forecasting, international finance, international trade, managerial economics, microeconomics, and statistics courses.

Recent Research

"Foreign Technology Transfer and Productivity: Evidence from a Matched Sample," with C.J.M. Paul, forthcoming in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

"Factors Influencing the Bribery Payouts by Firms:  A Cross-country Analysis," with Y. Chen and R.M. Rejesus, forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics.

"Capital-Skill Complementarity, Productivity and Wages:  Evidence from Plant-level Data for a Developing Country," with C. J. M. Paul, forthcoming in Labor Economics.

"International Linkages and Productivity at the Plant Level:  Foreign Direct Investment, Exports, Imports, and Licensing," with C.J.M. Paul, Journal of International Economics, 71(2), 2007: 373-388.