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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)                                                                              Last updated: June 12, 2014

Current Position

     Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Houston-Victoria

Personal: Turkish Citizen, US Permanent Resident, Married. 

Education

     Ph.D., Applied Economics, Auburn University, 2011
     M.S., Economics, Auburn University, 2009
     M.S., International Marketing, Saint Joseph's University, 2003
     B.S., Business Administration, Celal Bayar University, 1999

Research Interests

     International Economics and Trade,
     Open Economy Macroeconomics, 
     Time Series Econometrics, Forecasting,
     Real Estate Economics,
     Agricultural and Resource Economics

Refereed Publications

     Durmaz, Nazif and Jaehyuk Lee (Forthcoming), “An Empirical Analysis of Import Demand Function for Turkey: An ARDL Bounds Testing Approach,” Accepted for publication, Journal of Developing Areas.
     Durmaz, Nazif (Forthcoming), “Inventories of Asian Textile Producers, US Cotton Exports, and the Exchange Rate,” Accepted for publication, Panoeconomicus.
     Durmaz, Nazif and Henry Thompson (2013), “US Cotton Exports and Bilateral Exchange Rates,” Agricultural Economics Review 14-1, 5-15.
     Soylu, Ali and Nazif Durmaz (2013), “Profitability of Interest-free vs. Interest-based Banks in Turkey,” Australian Economic Review 46-2, 176-188.
     Kim, Hyeongwoo and Nazif Durmaz (2012), “Bias Correction and Out of Sample Forecast Accuracy,” International Journal of Forecasting 28, 575-586.
     Cheng, Ka Ming, Nazif Durmaz, Hyeongwoo Kim, and Michael Stern (2012),“Hysteresis vs. Natural Rate of US Unemployment,” Economic Modelling 29-2, 428-434.
     Durmaz, Nazif (2011), “Housing Prices and Fundamentals: Role of Supply Shifter,” Economics Bulletin 31-3, 2468-2479.
        
Working Papers

     “Industry Level J-Curve in Turkey,” February 2014, revision requested at the Journal of Economic Studies
     “Foreign Direct Investments, Democracy, and Economic Growth in Turkey,” February 2014, under review
     “Revisiting Determinants of Banking Crises in the US: 1975 to 2011,” February 2014 (with Hasan Alpat), under review
     “Does Where Minority Student Receive Their Lower-Level Tertiary Education Count? Evidence from a Former Upper-Division University,” January 2014 (with John Kagochi), under review
     “Impact of Climate Change on US Corn Production: Evidence from Panel Study,” June 2013 (with Jaehyuk Lee), under review
     “Economic Freedom and Determinants of Banking Crises in Developing Countries,” June 2014 (with Hasan Alpat), under review
     “Assessing Inter-Regional Trade in Africa using Gravity Model Approach,” January 2014 (with John Kagochi), in progress
    
“Participation Banking in Turkey,” May 2013 (with Ali Soylu and Vahdet Kaya), in progress
    
“Environmental Kuznets Curve and Implications for Sustainable Development: Carbon Emissions,” June 2013 (with Jaehyuk Lee) in progress
     “The Impact of Banking Sectors on Regional Economic Development in Turkey,” May 2013 (with Jaehyuk Lee and Ali Soylu) in progress 
     “Impact of Climate Change on US Soybean Production: Evidence from Panel Study,” May 2012 (with Jaehyuk Lee) in progress 
     “Impact of Climate Change on Crop Production in Black Belt Region,” April 2012 (with Jaehyuk Lee) in progress
     “Are Components of Democracy Effective in Reducing Crime Rates?,” April 2012 (with Benhua Yang) in progress

Seminar Presentations

    2014 Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (Denver, CO, June)
    2013 University of Houston-Victoria (Sugar Land, TX, Fall, November)
    2012 Southern Economic Association Meeting (New Orleans, LA, November)
    2012 European Economics and Finance Society (11th Annual Conference, Koc University, Istanbul, TURKEY, June)
    2012 University of Houston-Victoria (Sugar Land, TX, March)
    2011 Midwest Econometrics Group (21st Annual Meeting, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL, October)
    2010 Southern Economic Association Meeting (Atlanta, GA, November)
    2010 Auburn University (Auburn, AL, October)
    2009 Auburn University (Auburn, AL, March)

Reports

     “Cotton Exports and Floating Exchange Rates” with Henry Thompson and Patricia Duffy, AAES Hatch/Multistate Grant, Priority Area 6, Investigator Initiated Innovative Research, Oct. 2009

Academic Experience

     Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Houston-Victoria 2012 – Present
     Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stetson University, 2011 – 2012
     Instructor, Department of Economics, Auburn University, 2010 – 2011
     Adjunct Instructor, Department of Business, Troy University – Montgomery, 2010 – 2011
     Research/Teaching Assistant, Auburn University, Prof. Henry Thompson, 2007 – 2010
     Research Assistant, Saint Joseph's University, Prof. John Lord, Spring 2002

Referee

     Economics Bulletin, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Economic Studies, The Singapore Economic Review, The International Trade Journal, Journal of Economics and International Finance.

Awards

     Partnership Professor of Economics, School of Business Administration, University of Houston - Victoria (2014)
     Summer Research Grant, School of Business, University of Houston - Victoria (2013)

Affiliations

     Southern Economic Association (2010 - )

Additional Skills

     Languages: Turkish, English 
     Statistical Packages: GAUSS, SAS, Gretl, EViews, Limdep, STATA. 
     Applications: common Windows database, spreadsheet, and presentation software, LATEX.

Other Work Experiences

     Reviewer, Principles of Economics Series, (7th Edition) by N. Gregory Mankiw, June, 2012
     Assistant Manager, Sales Representative, Trimex International Company Philadelphia, PA, Feb ’03 – July ’07.

References

Prof. Henry Thompson

Department of Economics
Auburn University
0336 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849 
334-844-2910
thomph1@auburn.edu
Prof. Hyeongwoo Kim

Department of Economics
Auburn University 
0339 Haley Center 
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-2928
hzk0001@auburn.edu
Prof. Dennis Self

Department of Business
Troy University
136 Catoma Street, Room 201
Montgomery, AL 36103
334-241-9729
selfd@troy.edu

Prof. Liliana V. Stern


Department of Economics
Auburn University
0330 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-2917
sternli@auburn.edu