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Curriculum Vitae
HAKTAN SARIKAYA
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Part Time Instructor
Department of Economics, Texas Tech University, MS 1014, Lubbock, TX 79409
[email protected] | www.haktansarikaya.net
EDUCATION
PhD. in Economics,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Dissertation: “Essays on car markets in Turkey”
 Essay 1: Demand for fuel efficiency in Turkey
 Essay 2: The effects of car characteristics on the depreciation of cars in Turkey
 Essay 3: The value of the quality and information in the used car market of Turkey
(expected in) 2014
M.A. in Economics,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2010
I.E.L.I. - Intensive English Language Institute
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2007
B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Areas of Concentrations: International Economics, Marketing, Finance
2006
ABSTRACT OF JOB MARKET PAPER
“The Effects of the Quality and Information on the Price of Used Cars in Turkey”
Information asymmetry between buyers and sellers is one of the main characteristics of secondary markets. After
Akerlof’s (1970) influential paper, several quality-signaling mechanisms are recognized in secondary markets to
reduce information asymmetry. Even though, the information asymmetry reducing mechanisms provide
advantages for sellers and buyers, these mechanisms lead to price changes. Accordingly, the main goal of this
study is to measure effect of quality-signaling mechanisms on the price range of the used car market in Turkey. The
common mechanisms offered by franchised dealers in the used car market, certified pre-owned (CPO) and
extended warranty, and effects on the price of a used car are main focus of the study.
FIELD OF INTEREST
Industrial Organizations, Energy Economics, Political Economy, Public Economics, Game Theory,
International Finance.
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ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Graduate Part Time Instructor (G.P.T.I.)
Texas Tech University, Department of Economics
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January 2009 – Present
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades. Each section consists of 100
students.
Courses Thought
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Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2301)
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: Summer 2010
An abridged course for students not majoring in economics or business. Covers the most significant portions
of principles of micro and macro, with emphasis upon monetary and fiscal policy.
Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO 3311) : Fall 2011, Spring 2012
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Emphasis on theories of the firm, value and price determination, and functional distribution, with the
application of these theories to the problems of particular firms, industries, and markets. Fulfills core Social
and Behavioral Sciences requirement.
Principles of Economics (ECO 2305)
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: Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011,
Fall 2013
Analysis of the determinants of aggregate demand and supply with special emphasis on macroeconomic
problems such as unemployment and inflation and on techniques used to forecast macroeconomic
variables.
Managerial Economics (ECO 3320)
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The application of economic theory to problems of business enterprise.
Teaching Assistant
Texas Tech University, Department of Economics
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: Summer 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012,
Spring 2013, Fall 2013
August 2008 – December 2009
Collaborated on curriculum and exam development, met with students upon request, and graded all written
work, including final exam papers.
Research Assistant
June 2009 – August 2009
Texas Tech University, Department of Economics
o Collaborated on a research project and prepared and organized data set, and literature reviewed.
Academic Assistant
August 2007 – May 2008
University of North Texas, Department of Economics
o Collaborated on curriculum and exam development, met with students upon request, and graded all written
work, including final exam papers.
Student Assistant
November 2006 – July 2007
University of North Texas, International Studies & Programs
o Collaborated on research project and publication of TIPS magazine, and prepared magazines for shipping to
the universities and organizations.
Last Update: August 2013
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CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
“Gasoline Prices and the New Car Market in Turkey”
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Paper accepted for 50 Annual Meeting of Missouri Valley Economic Association
Kansas City Marriot-Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO
October 2013
“The Effects of the Quality and Information on the Price of Used Cars in Turkey”
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Paper presented at 13 Annual Missouri Economics Conference
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
March 2013
“The Effects of the Quality and Information on the Price of Used Cars in Turkey”
Poster Presentation at 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
March 2013
“Decision Making by Economic Perspective”
Seminar Presentation for Management Board
Central Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
June 2012
AWARDS AND GRANTS
TPEG – Texas Public Education Grant
Texas Tech University
Fall 2008
TPEG – Texas Public Education Grant
University of North Texas
Fall 2006 – Spring 2008
Turkish Institute for Police Studies
Scholarship for Graduate Program
Fall 2006 – Spring 2008
Izmir Chamber of Commerce
Success Scholarship
2002 – 2006
Turkish Ministry of Education
State Scholarship
2002 – 2005
WORKING PAPERS
Demand for Fuel Efficiency In Turkey
The Effects of Car Characteristics on the Depreciation of Cars in Turkey
The Effects of Consumer Preference on the Price of Gasoline in the US
Quality Bias of Consumer Profile
UNPUBLISHED PAPERS
Does Polity Power have Effect on Controlling Inflation?
Monetary Theory I
Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth
International Trade
Learning curve on Wind Energy “Case study of Turkey”
Industrial Organizations I
Last Update: August 2013
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OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
President
Turkish Student Association at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Vice President
Turkish Student Association at University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Member
Omicron Delta Epsilon – International Honor Society in Economics
Member
Economics Club at University of North Texas, Denton, TX
March 2009 – October 2011
September 2007 – May 2008
January 2010 – Present
September 2007 – May 2008
REFERENCES
Available upon request.
Last Update: August 2013
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