I am now teaching at the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota, where I worked under the supervision of Professor Timothy J. Kehoe. I have a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, where I was a research assistant to Professor Murat R. Sertel.

I am also a consultant to the Global Macroeconomics Team (GMT), which is a part of the Development Prospects Group and produces the bi-annual Global Economic Prospects (GEP) publication at the World Bank in Washington, DC. I was a visiting scholar at the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. I was a researcher at the Minnesota Population Center for the IPUMS-International project, where I worked on harmonizing variables in large census data sets to make them publicly available for researchers.
My research interests are macroeconomics, general equilibrium and search theory, labor economics, and international economics. My work mostly focuses on equilibrium price and wage formation in dynamic models where social insurance affects agents' incentives. I've published papers on immigration and social security, unemployment insurance and wages, and the effects of health insurance on consumer search and healthcare prices.

E-mail: s.nuray.akin@marshall.usc.edu
Office: ACC 301J; Office Hours: MW 11:00-1:00pm
    University of Southern California
    Marshall School of Business, FBE
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