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Mahmut Yaşar
 
 

Current Affiliations
 

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Arlington

Gould/Mayfield Professorship in Real Estate Fellow

Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Emory University

Adjunct Professor of Economics, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Research Associate, Globalization Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Associate Editor, International Economic Journal

 

Teaching Experience

 

• At Emory University, Department of Finance, Goizueta Business School: Forecasting (MBA/EMBA); International Finance (MBA); International Finance; Advanced Microeconometrics (Ph.D.).

• At Emory University, Department of Economics: Advanced Microeconometrics (Ph.D.); Applied Econometrics (Ph.D.); Econometrics; Empirical Methods in Economics; International Finance; Introduction to Statistical Methods; Managerial Economics.

• At Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland: Environmental Economics and Applied Microeconometrics (Graduate/Ph.D.)

• At Tongji University, China: Managerial Economics (Executive MBA)

• At National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan): Managerial Economics (Executive MBA)

• At the University of Texas, Arlington, Department of Economics: Econometrics (Graduate/Ph.D.); Econometrics II (Graduate/Ph.D); International Trade (Graduate); International Trade; Managerial Economics (MBA / EMBA); Principles of Microeconomics.

 
Research Interests
 

Productivity Analysis; Trade and Investment; Technology Transfer; Innovation; Corporate Finance; Environmental Economics; Applied Microeconometrics.

 
Selected Papers
 

Weinberger, A., Q. Xuefeng, and M. Yaşar (2017). “Export Tax Rebates, Markup, and Resource Misallocation: Evidence from a Large Developing Country.”Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Globalization Institute Working Paper 302.  

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Dissanayake, I.,J. Zhang, M. Yaşar, and S.P. Nerur (2018). “Strategic Effort Allocation in Online Innovation Tournaments.”Information and Management. 55(3), 396-406. 

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Lee, B., M. Yaşar, and A.A. Rasheed (2018). “Predictors of Foreign Corporate Political Activities.”Global Strategy Journal. 8(3), 503-514.  

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Xuefeng, Q. and M. Yaşar (2016). “Export Market Diversification and Firm Productivity:Evidence from a Large Developing Country.”World Development, 82, 28-47. 

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Yaşar, M. (2015). “Direct and Indirect Exporting and Productivity: Evidence from Firm-Level Data.”Managerial and Decision Economics, 36, 109-120. 

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Roy, J. and M. Yaşar (2015). “Energy Efficiency and Exporting: Evidence from Firm-Level Data.”Energy Economics, 52, 127-135. 

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Yaşar, M. (2013). “Imported Capital Input, Absorptive Capacity, and Firm Performance: Evidence from Firm-Level Data.”Economic Inquiry, 51(1), 88-100. 

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Yaşar, M. (2013). “Political Influence of Exporting and Import-Competing Firms: Evidence from Eastern European and Central Asian Countries.”World Development, 51, 154-168. 

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Roy, J. and M. Yaşar,(2013). “Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Indonesian Plant-Level Data.” In E. Guillon and L. Chauvet (ed.), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Policies, Economic Impacts and Global Perspectives, Nova Science Publishers: Hauppagge, NY.

 

Reprinted in Roy, J. and M. Yaşar (2013). “Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Plant-Level Data.” Journal of Current Issues in Globalization,  6 (3), 483-492.

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Yaşar, M. and C. M. Paul (2012). “Firm Performance and Knowledge Spillovers from Academic, Industrial and Foreign Linkages: The Case of China.” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 38(3), 237-253. Lead Article

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Yaşar, M., D. Lisner and R. Rejesus (2012). “Bilateral Trade Impacts of Temporary Foreign Visitor Policy.” Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 148 (3), 501-521.

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Rejesus, R., M. Mutuc, M. Yaşar, A. Lapitan, and F. Palis (2012). “Sending Vietnamese Rice Farmers Back to School: Further Evidence on the Impacts of Farmer Field Schools.” The Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 60(3), 407-426..

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Yaşar, M., R. Rejesus, Y. Chen and U. Chakravorty (2011). “Political Influence of Firms in the Tradables and Non-Tradables Sectors: A Cross-Country Analysis.” Economics and Politics, 23(3), 297-312. Lead Article

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Yaşar, M. C. M. Paul, and M. Ward (2011). "Property Rights Institutions and Firm Performance:A Cross-Country Analysis." World Development, 39(4), 648-661.

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Paul, C.M. and M. Yaşar (2009). "Outsourcing, Productivity, and Input Composition at the Plant Level."  Canadian Journal of Economics, 42(2), 422 - 439.

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Yaşar, M. and C. J. M. Paul (2009). "Size and Foreign Ownership Effects on Productivity and Efficiency: An Analysis of Turkish Motor Vehicle and Parts Plants.Review of Development Economics, 13(4), 576 - 591.

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Yaşar, M., R. Raciborski, and B. Poi (2008). "Production Function Estimation in Stata Using the Olley and Pakes Method." The Stata Journal, 8(2),221-231.

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Yaşar, M. and C. J. M. Paul (2008). "Foreign Technology Transfer and Productivity: Evidence from a Matched Sample." Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 26(1), 105-112.

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Yaşar, M. and C. J. M. Paul (2008). "Capital-Skill Complementarity, Productivity and Wages: Evidence from Plant-Level Data for a Developing Country." Labour Economics, 15, 1-17. Lead Article

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Chen, Y., M. Yaşar and R.M. Rejesus (2008). "Factors Influencing the Bribery Payouts by Firms: A Cross-Country Analysis." Journal of Business Ethics. 77(2) 231-244.

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

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Yaşar, M. and C. Morrison Paul (2007). "Firm Performance and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Transition Economies." Economic Bulletin, 15(2), 1-11.

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Yaşar, M., P. Garcia, C.H. Nelson, and R.M. Rejesus (2007). "Is there Evidence of Learning-by-Exporting in Turkish Manufacturing Industries?" International Review of Applied Economics, 21(2), 293-305.

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Yaşar, M., C.H. Nelson and R. M. Rejesus (2006). "Productivity and Exporting Status of Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from Quantile Regressions." Review of World Economics/ Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 142(4), 675-694.

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Yaşar, M, R.M. Rejesus, and I. Mintemur (2006). "Plant-level Dynamics and Aggregate Productivity Growth in the Meat Processing Industry: Evidence from Longitudinal Data." Agribusiness: An International Journal, 22(1), 91 – 107.

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Yaşar, M., C.H. Nelson and R. M. Rejesus (2006). "The Dynamics of Exports and Productivity at the Plant Level: A Panel Data Error Correction Model (ECM) Approach." In B. Baltagi (ed.), Panel Data Econometrics: Theoretical Contributions and Empirical Applications, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

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Yaşar, M. and R.M. Rejesus (2005). "Exporting Status and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Matched Sample." Economics Letters, 88(3), 397-402.

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Yaşar, M, R.M. Rejesus, and I. Mintemur (2004). "Is there Evidence of Creative Destruction in the Turkish Manufacturing Sector? Lessons from a Cross-Industry Analysis of Aggregate Productivity Growth." Applied Economics, 36(17), 1937-1945.

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Professional Services
 

• Associate Editor (Co-Editor), International Economic Journal.

 

• Referee forAmerican Economic Review; American Political Science Review; Applied Economics; Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy; Chinese Management Studies; Contemporary Economic Policy; Economic Development and Cultural Change; Economics of Innovation and New Technology; Economic Inquiry; Economics Letters; Economic Systems; Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; Empirical Economics; Energy Economics; Food Policy; International Economic Journal; International Journal of Production Economics; Journal of African Development; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Comparative Economics; Journal of Development Economics; Journal of Development Studies; Journal of Economics & Management Strategy; Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade; Journal of Infrastructure Systems; Journal of Institutional Economics; Journal of International Economics; Journal of Policy Modeling; Journal of Productivity Analysis; Land Economics; Open Economies Review; Physica A; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Research Policy; Review of Income and Wealth; South Eastern Europe Journal of Economics; TCMB Çalışma Tebliği Serisi; Stata Journal; The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development; The Southern Economic Journal; The World Economy; Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv/Review of World Economics; World DevelopmentEconomics; World Development.

• Grant reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF); Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

• Book reviewer for College Market Research, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Pearson Prentice Hall, South-Western/Thomson Learning, Routledge Taylor&Francis Group.

 
Selected Conference Presentations
 

• American Economic Association, Chinese Economists Society Conference, INFORMS, International Conference on Panel Data, International Industrial Organization Conference, Midwest International Trade Conference, North American Productivity Workshop, North American Summer Meeting of Econometric Society, Southern Economic Association Conference.

 
PhD, Masters, and Honors Students Supervised (Dissertation, Master’s Thesis, and Honors Thesis Committee Member)
 

• Yuan Zhang (PhD, in progress, INSY, UTA); Yuan Shi (PhD, in progress, Accounting, UTA); Xiaoxiao Yu (PhD, in progress, Accounting, UTA); Nitin Kumar (PhD, in progress, Management, UTA); Paige Gee (PhD, in progress, Accounting, UTA); Cori Stanley (PhD, in progress, Accounting, UTA); Anna Obedkova (PhD, May 2018, Management, UTA); Wei Hsu (PhD, March 2018, Accounting, UTA); Jinsuk Yang (PhD, April 2017, Finance, UTA); Bonnie Quilin (PhD, April 2017, Accounting, UTA); Ryan Terry (PhD, April 2017, Management, UTA); Trang Thai (PhD, April 2017, Finance, UTA); Samar Asour (PhD, April 2017, Finance, UTA); Orhan Ozbek (PhD, March 2017, Management, UTA); Marwan Al-Shammari (PhD, March 2017, Management, UTA); Sunil Madonu (PhD, September 2016, Civil Engineering, UTA); Maryam Zabihi (PhD, August 2016, Civil Engineering, UTA); Yvonne Lee (PhD, August 2016, Accounting, UTA); Jennifer Yardley (PhD, July 2016, Accounting, UTA); Mahmoud Fallatah (PhD, March 2016, Management, UTA); John De Leon (PhD, December 2015, Management, UTA); Indika Dissanayake (PhD, July 2015, INSY, UTA); Min Tian (Visiting Ph.D. student from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China, March-September, 2013); Michelle Andrews (PhD,  left May 2015, Marketing, UTA); Jason Jiao (PhD, August 2014, Accounting, UTA); M. Riaz Uddin (PhD, July 2015, Finance, UTA); Amy Holmes (PhD, June 2014, Accounting, UTA); Lee Brown (PhD, May 2014, Management, UTA); Linying Zhou (PhD, April 2014, Accounting, UTA); Yu Zhang (PhD, April 2014, Accounting, UTA); Keming Li (PhD, April 2014, Finance, UTA); Mehdi T. Hossain (PhD, April 2014, Marketing, UTA); Ramya Rajajagadeesan (PhD, March 2014, Finance, UTA); Wenxiang (Lucy) Lu (PhD, December 2013, Accounting, UTA); Qunfeng Liao (PhD, December 2013, Accounting, UTA); Rajat Mishra (PhD, August 2013, OPMA, UTA); Alper Gormus (PhD, August 2012, Finance, UTA); Ehab Yamani (PhD, December 2012, Finance, UTA); Menna Bizuneh (PhD, July 2012, Economics, Georgia State University); Humnath Pant (PhD, December 2011, Finance, UTA); Francis Smith (PhD, December 2011, Civil Engineering, UTA); Stephen Armah (PhD, June 2011, Economics, University of Illinois); Jayjit Roy (PhD, April 2010, Economics, SMU); Alysa Shcherbakova (PhD, November 2008, Economics, Emory University); Jasminka Ninkovic (PhD, November 2007, Economics, Emory University); Jigna Sampat (PhD, May 2007, Economics, Emory University); Yanjing Chen (PhD, May 2005, Economics, Emory University); Jong Kim (PhD, May 2005, Economics, Emory University); Greg Phelan (Masters, May 2011, Chair, Economics, UTA); Minjie Guo (Masters, May 2011, Economics, UTA); Tuan Nguyen (Masters, May 2010, Economics, UTA); Darren Sheets (Masters, May 2010, Economics, UTA); Hoa Nguyen (Masters, May 2010, Economics, UTA); Alysa Shcherbakova (Masters, May 2007, Economics, Emory University); Bogdana Georgieva (Masters, May 2007, Economics, Emory University); Martin Dumov (Masters, May 2006, Economics, Emory University); Robert Chaudoin (Masters, May 2005, Economics/Political Science, Emory University); Stephen Armah (Masters, May 2005, Economics, Emory University); Nyla Karsan (Honors, May 2006, Chair, Economics, Emory University); David Lisner (Honors, May 2006, Chair, Economics, Emory University); Jennifer Wunsch (Honors, May 2006, Chair, Economics, Emory University); Matthew S. Lilling (Honors, May 2005, Chair, Economics, Emory University); Nahiyan Ahmad (Honors, May 2004, Economics, Emory University); Robert Allen (Honors, May 2006, Economics, Emory University); Amanda R. Barnett (Honors, May 2003, Economics, Emory University); Bruno de Camargo (Honors, May 2006, Economics, Emory University); Benjamin J. Cohen (Honors, May 2005, Economics, Emory University); Zachary Craft (Honors, May 2006, Economics, Emory University); Michael B. Garvey  (Honors, May 2004, Economics, Emory University); Minh A. Lee (Honors, May 2004, Economics, Emory University); Lindsay Jones (Honors, May 2006, Economics, Emory University); Julia Nikitina (Honors, May 2006, Economics, Emory University); Meagan P. O’brien (Honors, May 2004, Economics, Emory University); Alina N. Polyakova (Honors, May 2004, Economics, Emory University); Sinthu Satawiriya (Honors, May 2006, Economics, Emory University); Suzanne A. Zurkiya (Honors, May 2005, Economics, Emory University)

 


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