Bulent Unel

Bulent Unel

Robert W. and June Heroman Scheffy Professorship
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies-PhD Program, Department of Economics
2329 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: bunel@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-5211
Fax: 225-578-3807

Education

  • PhD Economics, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2004
  • BS Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, TURKEY, 1997
  • MA Economics, Bilkent University, Ankara, TURKEY, 1999

Courses Taught

  • ECON 4520 - International Trade:
  • ECON 4530 - The Chinese Economy:
  • ECON 4710 - Aggregate Economic Analysis:
  • ECON 7071 - Economic Growth:
  • ECON 7718 - Advanced Macroeconomics I:

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Category, Louisiana State University, 2018
  • Jill and Roger Jenkins Energy Research Grant, 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Category, Louisiana State University, 2012
  • Research Scholar Award, Louisiana State University, 2012
  • Business College's Outstanding Teacher Award, Louisiana State University, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Category, Louisiana State University, 2009
  • Council on Research Grant, Louisiana State University, 2008
  • K. Alghanim Dissertation Fellowship, Brown University, 2004

Interests

  • Teaching Interests: International Trade, Economic Growth, Macroeconomics
  • Research Interests: Trade and Productivity, Entrepreneurship, Labor Economics

Selected Research Publications

  • Eren, O., Onda, M., and Unel, B. (2019). Effects of FDI on Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Right-to-Work and Non-Right-to-Work States. Labour Economics, 58, 98--109.
  • Beland, L. and Unel, B. (2019). Politics and Entrepreneurship in the U.S.. Canadian Journal of Economics, 57, 33-57.
  • Unel, B. (2018). Offshoring and Unemployment in a Credit-Constraint Economy. Journal of International Economics, 111, 21-33.
  • Dinopoulos, E. and Unel, B. (2015). Entrepreneurs, Jobs, and Trade. European Economic Review, 79, 93-112.
  • Dinopoulos, E. and Unel, B. (2013). A Simple Model of Quality Heterogeneity and International Trade. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37, 68--83.
  • Dinopoulos, E. and Unel, B. (2011). Quality Heterogeneity and Global Economic Growth. European Economic Review, 55, 595--612.
  • Unel, B. (2010). Firm Heterogeneity, Trade, and Wage Inequality. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34, 1369--79.
  • Page, T., Putterman, L., and Unel, B. (2005). Voluntary Association in Public Goods Experiments: Reciprocity, Mimicry, and Efficiency. Economic Journal, 115, 1032-53.

Professional and Service Activities

  • Southern Economic Journal, Editor, Associate Editor (September, 2012 - September, 2020)
  • Graduate Studies, Committee Chair (June, 2016 - June, 2020)

Employed by LSU since

August 21, 2006