Nihal Bayraktar, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, School of Business Administration
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, E355
E355 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

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

Education

B.S; M.S.; Ph.D. (Maryland)