Omer Gokcekus is a Professor of international economics and development. His
research interests include the relationship between interest groups and trade policies,
organizational architecture and performance in public sector organizations, the dynamics
and effects of corruption, economic development, foreign aid, and wine economics. 

Corruption & Governance

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Intensity of Trade with the EU and Corruption in Africa (with Yui Suzuki), Journal of Economic Integration (2013)
 

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Business cycle and corruption (with Yui Suzuki), Economics Letters (2011)
 

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Quantifying Corruption by a Human Capital Equation (with Amy Muedin), International Review of Economics (2008)
 

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Does Quality of Openness Affect Corruption? (with Jan Knoerich), Economics Letters (2006)
 

Empirical Political Economy

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Public Finance, Special Interests, and Direct Wine Shipping Laws in the United States (with Dennis Nottebaum), Journal of Wine Economics (2012)
 

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Demand for Durable and Non-durable Political Goods (with William H. Kaempfer), Journal of Economic Sciences: Theory and Practice (2012)
 

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The Cotton Influence Index: An Examination of the US Cotton Subsidies (with Richard Fishler), American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2009)
 

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How did the 2003 Prescription Drug Re-importation Bill Pass the House? (with M. Adams, H. Grabowski, and E. Tower), Economics and Politics (2006)
 

Wine Economics

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Did the Great Recession Change the Regional Reputation Premium for Wine in the US? (with Clare Finnegan), Wine Economics and Policy (2013)
 

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Public Finance, Special Interests, and Direct Wine Shipping Laws in the United States (with Dennis Nottebaum), Journal of Wine Economics (2012)
 

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The buyer’s dilemma: To whose rating should a wine drinker pay attention? (with Dennis Nottebaum), AAWE Working Papers No. 91 (2011)
 

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Tip Your Goblet to Wine Globalization, Wine Business Monthly (2008)
 

International Trade

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Intensity of Trade with the EU and Corruption in Africa (with Yui Suzuki), Journal of Economic Integration (2013)
 

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Impediments to trade across the Green Line in Cyprus: Classic barriers and mistrust (with Jessica Henson, Dennis Nottebaum, and Anthony Wanis St. John), Journal of Peace Research (2012)
 

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Green-Line Regulation and Its Economic Implications in Cyprus, Armenian Journal of Public Policy (2008)
 

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Does Trade Liberalization Benefit Young and Old Alike? (with Edward Tower), Review of International Economics (1998)
 

Development Economics

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Are Women More Predictable than Men? (with Adam Godet and Heather Ramsey), Applied Economics (2010)
 

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An Efficiency Enhancing Minimum Wage (with Edward Tower), Journal of Economic Policy Reform (2003)
 

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Human Capital and Efficiency: The Role of Education and Experience in Micro-Enterprises of Ghana’s WoodProducts Industry (with Kwabena Anyane-Ntow and R. Richmond), Journal of Economic Development (2001)
 

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“Consumer Price Indices for Different Income Groups in Turkey (1970-1987) (with Zehra Kasnakoglu), Yapi Kredi Economic Review (1989)
 

Economics Education

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Is There a Learning Curve in Principles of Economics Courses? (with Marilyn Dutton and Salih Hakeem), Southwestern Business Administration (2004)
 

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Do Discipline, Level of Course, and Class Size Affect Business Students’ Evaluations of Courses? (with Salih Hakeem), Southwestern Business Administration Journal (2002)
 

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Work Hours and Class Performance (with Marilyn Dutton), Journal of the Academy of Business Education (2002)