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Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Otago

Murat’s research and teaching are mainly focused on the area of international macroeconomics and trade, with an interest in growth and development. His recent work has been centered on the analysis of China’s structural transformation and economic growth performance, with a view to a) establishing the role that trade and other liberalization policies made in this process, and b) assessing the impact that China’s development and openness have had on the de-industrialization of the world’s mature and developing economies. Prior to joining the University of Otago, Murat was a research economist at the Central Bank of Turkey. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Southern California.

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  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in the University of Otago’s Department of Economics, University of Otago


  • 2010 
    University of Southern California, PhD in Economics