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Iyigun, Murat



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research overview

  • Murat Iyigun’s main research interests lie in the areas of the economics of the family, development economics, political economy and cliometrics.


  • Economic history, family economics, applied theory, economic development


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courses taught

  • ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
  • ECON 3080 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Introduces theories of aggregate economic activity including the determination of income, employment, and prices; economic growth; and fluctuations. Macroeconomic policies are explored in both closed and open economy models. ECON 3070 ECON and 3080 may be taken in any order; there is no recommended sequence.
  • ECON 4774 - Economic Reform in Developing Countries
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Summer 2023 / Spring 2024
    Sustained economic growth is a relatively recent economic phenomenon that came about due to the Industrial Revolution and as a result of which the standards of living improved dramatically in the Anglo-Saxon West since the 18th century. However, global inequality has also risen to unprecedented levels because other parts of the world still significantly lag the West in economic, social and political terms. In this class, we shall study the comparative development paths of Anglo-Saxon Europe and the Middle East. In doing so, we shall primarily focus on an expansive list of influential and relevant articles published and the four books required for the class.


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