The Economics Department

Aysegul Sahin


ProfessorPh.D., University of Rochester

Richard J. Gonzalez Regents Chair in Economics
Aysegul Sahin

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Biography


Ayşegül Şahin is the Richard J. Gonzalez Regents Chair in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Prior to joining UT Austin’s economics department, she was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for fourteen years, where she primarily focused on the analysis of the U.S. labor market. Şahin’s research focuses on the analysis of macro-labor issues such as unemployment and labor force participation dynamics, labor market mismatch, gender disparities in labor market outcomes and entrepreneurship. Her papers have appeared in various academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Brookings Papers on Economic Activity as well as in the media (the Economist, NY Times, Wall St Journal, Bloomberg, among others).

Şahin received her bachelor’s and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and her M.A and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester.

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ECO 320L • Macroeconomic Theory

34200 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 203

THEORY OF THE DETERMINATION OF NATIONAL INCOME, EMPLOYMENT, AND THE PRICE LEVEL, WITH POLICY IMPLICATIONS. REQUIRED OF STUDENTS MAJORING IN ECONOMICS.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

The purpose of this course is to further students' understanding of the central ideas of macroeconomics.  We will study long-run economic growth and short-run economic fluctuations.  Once we have a basic understanding of these phenomena, we will discuss the main macroeconomic tools of the government, fiscal policy and monetary policy.  By the end of the semester, students should be able to critically read articles on current economic issues that appear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.

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