Nihal Bayraktar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics, Business Administration
Business Administration Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6172
Office Location: Olmsted Building, E355
Mailing Address:
E355 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Bayraktar joined Penn State Harrisburg in the fall of 2003 as an assistant professor. Before joining Penn State Harrisburg, she was working at the World Bank as an economist. Her basic research interest is on microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics. She focuses on the fixed investment behavior of manufacturing firms in the U.S. and Germany. She also works on problems related to inflation, poverty, banking sector, and financial markets in developing countries.

Continuing Education Interests

  • Microeconomic analyses
  • Macroeconomic analyses
  • Money and banking
  • Statistics
  • International financial markets

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • European Economic Association
Research Interests
Macroeconomics (investment)
Microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics
Applied econometrics
Computational economics
Development economics
Public finance