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Tufan Ekici

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Year Joined RCNJ: 2019

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7874
  • Email:
  • Office: ASB 015
  • Office Hours: Spring 2022: Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm; & by Appointment


  • Ph.D. Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • M.A. Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • B.A. Economics/Mathematics, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Teaching Interest:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics

Research Interest:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Political Economy

Recent Publications:

Ekici, Tufan (2019). “The Political and Economic History of North Cyprus: A

Discordant Polity”, Palgrave Studies in Economic History, Palgrave Macmillan, Spring 2019: ISBN: 978-3030134785

Ekici, T. & Besim, M. (2018) “Shadow price of working in the shadows: services

industry evidence”, The Services Industries Journal, 38 (11-12), pp. 708-722.

Ekici, T. (2016) “Subjective Financial Distress in the Formation of Consumer

Confidence: Evidence from Novel Household Data” Boğaziçi Journal Review of Social,

Economic and Administrative Studies, Vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 10-37.

Ekici, T., Ergun, S. J. and Rivas, F. M. (2016) “Trust and Reciprocity in Cyprus”

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 63: 36-49.

Ekici, T. and Besim, M. (2016) “A Measure of the Shadow Economy in a Small

Economy: Evidence from Household-Level Expenditure Patterns,” Review of Income and Wealth, 62(1), 145-160.

Ekici, T. and Koydemir, S. (2016) “Income Expectations and Happiness: Evidence from

British Panel Data,” Applied Research in Quality of Life, 11: 539-552.

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