Areas of Interest: Public Economics State and Local Public Finance Economics of Population and Demographic Change Regional Economics Economic Growth Education: Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 2001 M.A., Economics, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, 1994 B.A., Economics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1993 Experience: Professor, Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Nevada-Reno, July 1, 2013 to present. Barbara Smith Campbell Distinguished Professor of Nevada Tax Policy, College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno. January 2015 to present. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Business Administration, University of Nevada-Reno. Research Associate, Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey. Jan. 2005 - Present Director, West Virginia Public Finance Program, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, Aug.2001-May.2006 Latest Publications: Poghosyan, Tigran, Mehmet S. Tosun. 2019. “Assessing Activist Fiscal Policy in Advanced and Emerging Market Economies using Real-Time Data.” Oxford Economic Papers 71 (1): 225-249. Yakovlev, Pavel A., Mehmet S. Tosun and William P. Lewis. 2018. “The Fiscal Consequences of State Legislative Term Limits.” Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy. An earlier version available as IZA Discussion Paper No. 6456. Ouedraogo, Abdoulaye, Mehmet S. Tosun and Jingjing Yang. 2018. “Fertility and Population Policy.” Public Sector Economics (previously Financial Theory and Practice) 42 (1): 21-43.