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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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  • “Wage Inequality Dynamics and Trade Exposure in South Korea,” (with Chrysostomos Tabakis), Journal of Asian Economics, 48: 48-65, 2017. [WP Full Text]
  • “Trade, Growth and Economic Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region: Lessons for Policymakers,” (with Theresa Greaney), Journal of Economics and Political Economy, 4(2): , 2017. [WP Full Text] | [Japanese Version]
  • “Access to Finance in Turkey,” Turkish Economic Review, 4(1): 1-18, (lead article), 2017. [WP Full Text]
  • “Trade-Diverting Free Trade Agreements, External Tariffs, and Feasibility,” Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 25(1): 1-22, (lead article), 2016. [WP Full Text]
  • “Varying Political Economy Weights of Protection: The Case of Colombia,” Economics & Politics, 27(2): 290-312, 2015. [WP Full Text]
  • “Productivity Matters for Trade Policy: Theory and Evidence,” International Economic Review, 52(1): 33-62, 2011. [WP Full Text]
  • “The Clash of Liberalizations: Preferential vs. Multilateral Trade Liberalization in the European Union,” (with Nuno Limao), Journal of International Economics, 74(2): 299-327, 2008. [WP Full Text]
  • “Determinants of Contagious Currency and Financial Crises: The Case of Asia 1997,” Bogazici Journal, 14(1): 77-89, 2000. [Abstract]
  • “What Do We Know About Preferential Trade Agreements and Temporary Trade Barriers?” (with Chad Bown and Patricia Tovar), in Andreas Dür and Manfred Elsig (eds.), Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements, (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press), 433-462, 2015. [eBook] | [WP Full Text]
  • “Turkey: Temporary Trade Barriers as Resistance to Trade Liberalisation with the European Union?” in Chad P. Bown (ed.), The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers, (London, UK: Centre for Economic Policy Research and the World Bank), 367-410, 2011. [WP Full Text]
  • "Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database,”(with Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane and Luc Laeven), in Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward J. Kane and Luc Laeven (eds.), Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation, (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press), 363-382, 2008. [WP Full Text] | [Excel Database]
  • “Editorial: Trade, Growth and Economic Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region,” (with Theresa Greaney), Journal of Asian Economics, 48: 1-5, 2017. [Full Text]
  • “Finance Issues,” in Chul Chung, Charles E. Morrison and Mark Thoma (eds.), 2015 Trans-Pacific Intellectual Dialogue, (Seoul: Korea Institute for International Economic Policy and East-West Center), 284-289, 2017. [Full Text]
  • “Turkey's Resistance to Trade Liberalisation with the EU through Temporary Trade Barriers,” VoxEU.org, September 4, 2011. [Full Text]
  • “International Trade Effects of Trans-Pacific Partnership for North America,” (with Deveraux Talagi), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-01, January 2017. [Full Text]
  • “The Constraints of Trade Policy Multilaterally and Preferentially: The Case of Turkey,” (with Chad Bown).
  • “Trade Expansion: Customs Unions vs. Free Trade Agreements,” (with Halis Murat Yildiz).
  • "Trade, Growth and Economic Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region," (Co-Principal Investigator with Theresa Greaney), The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership grant for $76,159, 2015-2016.

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