University of Nevada, Reno, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Public economics, economics of population and demographic change (particularly aging and migration), international political economy, regional economics and economic growth
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant, UNESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), Beirut, Lebanon, May 2012–March 2013 (Institutional Development and Participation in Countries in Transition); Consultant, UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), Barcelona, Spain, February 2008–November 2010 (Second Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy); Short Term Consultant, The World Bank, Sustainable Development Department, May 1, 2009–June 15, 2009 (Decentralization and Spatial Dimension of Public Expenditures in MENA Countries); Short Term Consultant, The World Bank, Social Development Department, June 17, 2008–December 31, 2008 (Fiscal decentralization in Turkey and MENA countries); Consultant, UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women), October 2008 (Gender Budgeting); Consultant, West Virginia Tax Modernization Project, April–December 2006; Visiting Scholar and Consultant, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, May 2004.
Research Assistant Professor, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, 2001–2006
PhD Economics, Syracuse University, 2001
“Population aging and economic growth: Political economy and open economy effects.” Economics Letters 81:3 (2003): 291–296. (Also published in the Elsevier volume New Developments in the Economics of Population Ageing, edited by J. Creedy and R. Guest.)
“Endogenous fiscal policy and capital market transmissions in the presence of demographic shocks.” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 32:6 (2008): 2031–2060.
“Political economy of immigration in Germany: Attitudes and citizenship aspirations.” International Migration Review 43:2 (2009): 263–291 (with M. Kahanec).
“Population aging, elderly migration and education spending: Intergenerational conflict revisited.” Public Budgeting and Finance 32:2 (2012): 25–39 (with C. Williamson and P. Yakovlev).
“A reexamination of state fiscal health and amnesty enactment.” International Tax and Public Finance 21:5 (2014): 874–893 (with H. Luitel).
Retiree migration can have economic benefits but can also lead to intergenerational conflict in education spendingMehmet S. Tosun, January 2015With the aging of populations, particularly in more developed countries, retirees are becoming a politically influential group. Government budgets have been feeling the strain on social insurance, health care, and other programs that benefit the elderly. Yet spending on these programs has often come at the expense of other programs such as education, which benefit primarily the younger population. Attracting retirees has been viewed as an important avenue of economic development, with positive impacts on revenue and expenditure. However, it can also have a negative impact on education spending potentially resulting in intergenerational fiscal conflict.MoreLess