Doç. Dr. Gökhan Akay

Ph.D., Economics, University of Houston, 2005

M.A., Economics, University of Houston, 2002

B.A., Economics, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey, 1996

Boğazici Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye, 2017-Present

Altinbaş  Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye, 2011-2017

Okan Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye, 2010-2011

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 2006-2010

Bölüm Başkanı, Uluslararası Ticaret Bölümü,  Altınbaş  Üniversitesi, 2011-2014, 2016- 2017

Staj Koordinatörü, Uluslararası Ticaret Bölümü, Altınbaş  Üniversitesi,2011-2017

Uluslararası Ticaret, Uluslararası Finans, Ekonomik Kalkınma


Economics-1 (Fall 2017)

International Trade ( Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

Exchange Regime and Trade (Spring 2017)

Firms and Markets (Summer 2017)      


Principles of Microeconomics (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Summer 2015, Summer 2016)

Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)

International Finance (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)

International Trade (Fall, 2014,Fall 2015, Fall,2016)

World Economy (Fall 2015, Spring 2017, Summer, 2017


Principles of Microeconomics (Fall 2010)

International Trade (Fall 2010)

Macroeconomic Theory (Fall 2010)

Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring 2011)

TRINITY UNIVERSITY   2006 - 2010       

Principles of Microeconomics (Spring 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2008,  Fall 2009)

Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009)

Economic Growth and Development (Spring 2008, Spring 2009)                 

Game Theory (Fall 2006)

International Trade (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009)           

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON 2003-2005            

Sole teaching responsibility for teaching two sections of Economic Issues and Concepts, two sections of Principles of Microeconomics

Teaching Assistant, University of Houston.2000-2003

Course Included: Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis, Introduction to Experimental Economics ,International Trade.

Research Assistant, University of Houston. Professors, duties and dates included Roy Ruffin, Fall 2004 – 2005


  • "The role of labor endowments on industry output in the short run: Evidence from U.S industries" with Can Dogan,  International Review of Economics and Finance, Volume 60C, Pages 281-291, 2019 SSCI
  • “Turkish Tourism, Exchange Rate and Income” with Atilla Cifter and Ozdemir Teke, Vol.3, 2. pp 66-77. Tourism Economics. SSCI
  • "A Multi-Sector Specific Factors Model with Two Mobile Factors” with Can Dogan. International Review of Economics and Finance. Vol.46, pp 136-147, November, 2016. SSCI
  •  “Exchange RateaExposure at the Firm and Industry Level: Evidence from Turkey” with Atilla Cifter, Economic Modelling, Vol.43, 426-434, 2014. SSCI
  • “The Effect of Labor Supply on Output: Empirical Evidence from the U.S Industries” with Can Dogan, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol.39, 2, 2013. SSCI
  • “Labor Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms from Ghana", Actual Problems of Economics, Vol.5, 143, 2013. SSCI
  •  “Trade and Factor Returns: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Economy”. International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol.21, 2012. SSCI
  • “Trade, Wages and the Specific Factors Model: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Ghana” Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol.31, 2009. SSCI
  • “New Look on the Specific Factor Model: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Industries in Tanzania” International Economic Journal, Vol. 23, 2009. Scopus
  • “Political Uncertainty and Firm Growth” with Atilla Cifter (work-in-progress).
  • “The Effect of Terms of Trade on the Marginal Skill Premium” with Can Dogan (work-in-progress).
  •  “The Elasticity of Substitution and Trade; Evidence from Manufacturing firms in Ethiopia” Working Paper, University of Houston Working Paper.


  • Dogan, İ., Akay. G., Cifter, A.“The Effect of Oil Prices on Stock Returns in MENA Countries: A Firm-Level Data Analysis”, 15th MEEA International Conference, March, 2016, Doha, Qatar.
  • Akay, G., Cifter, A., Teke, Ö. "The Real Exchange Rate, Income and Trade Balance: Evidence from Turkish Tourism”, Proceedings of the 1st IBESRA Conference, Dec 29, 2014.
  • Akay, G., Dogan, C."Specific Factors Model with Mobile Labor Factors" Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Bussiness, Economics and Social Sciences, Sep 22, 2014, 86.
  • Akay, G., Cifter, A., "The Real Exchange Rate, Income and Trade Balance: Evidence from Turkish Tourism”, Advances in Tourism Economics 2014 (ATE 2014) Lisbon, Portugal, May 16, 2014.
  • Akay, G., Cifter, A. "Exchange Rate Exposure at the Firm and Industry Level: Evidence from Turkey”, 13th Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 7.2014.
  • Akay, G. “Trade, Wages and the Specific Factors Model: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Ghana” Southern Economic Association 75th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, U.S.A November 2005.
  • Akay, G. “Elasticity of Substitution and the Specific Factors Model: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Tanzania” Southwestern Social Science Association 84th Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, U.S.A, March 2004.