Dr. Veysel Avsar


Ph.D. Economics: Florida International University, 2011
BA Economics, Istanbul University, 2006

Joined the faculty in 2017

  • Research Interests:  International Trade, Political Economy of Trade Policy, Antidumping,  Effects of Temporary Protection on Firms, Payment Choice in International Transactions
  • Teaching Interests: International Trade and Finance, Money and Banking, Macroeconomics, Econometrics


Dr. Veysel Avsar  is appointed as Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He graduated from Istanbul University in 2006 with a BS in Economics and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Florida International University in 2011 with "Outstanding Achievement" and "Outstanding Dissertation in Economics" awards.

Dr. Avsar worked as a Teaching Assistant from 2006 to 2008, and as a lecturer from 2008 to 2011 at Florida International University. He was a visiting scholar at Deakin University of Australia in 2008 and in the University of California San Diego in 2010. Between 2011 and 2016, Dr. Avsar worked as Assistant & Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Antalya International University (Turkey) where he also served as the Department Chair. Before joining College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2017, Dr. Avsar was a faculty member at Montana State University. Dr. Avsar was also the recipient of the Professor of Year Award from the College of Business in 2019.

Selected Publications

  • Strict Trade Measures, Flexible Financing (with G. Gollu and N. Sevinc) , Southern Economic Journal (2022)
  • Bilateral Trade Agreements and Trade Finance: Evidence from Turkey (with A. Habiyaremye), International Journal of Emerging Markets (2021)
  • Does Antidumping Cause Investment and R&D? (with N. Sevinc) Applied Economics (2019)
  • R&D Intensity, Financing Cost and Antidumping, Applied Economics (2018)
  • Financial System, R&D Intensity and Comparative Advantage (with N. Gur), Journal of International Trade and Economic Development (2016)
  • Trading Effects of FIFA World Cup (with U. Unal), Kyklos (2014)
  • Partisanship and Antidumping: Industry level evidence, Economic Modelling (2014)
  • State Owned Enterprises, Inequality and Political Ideology, Economics and Politics (2013)
  • Antidumping, retaliation threats and export prices, World Bank Economic Review (2013)


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