Burc Kayahan, Department Head

  Associate Professor

Office Location:
BAC 340
Phone:
(902) 585-1492
E-mail:
burc.kayahan@acadiau.ca
 
Undergraduate:
Marmara University, Turkey, 2000
Master’s:
University of Guelph, Canada, 2001
PhD:
University of Guelph, Canada, 2007

Research Interests:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Labour Economics
  • Tourism Economics

Current CV

 

Courses:

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 1013)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 1023)
  • Analysis of Economics & Business I & II (Econ 2613 & Econ 2623)
  • Theory of Labour Economics (Econ 3313)
  • Econometrics (Econ 4613)
  • Honours Seminar (Econ 4906)

Working Papers:

  • “Community Demographics and Pollution Shifting in Ontario” (with A. Moghadam)
  • “Social Impact of World Heritage Designation in Nova Scotia” (with B. VanBlarcom)

Recent Publications:

  • “What influences the pattern of pollutant releases? An investigation of firms’ siting and households’ sorting decisions in Ontario, Canada” (with A. Moghadam), Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2016.1178106
  • “Cost Benefit Analysis of World Heritage Site designation in Nova Scotia: Lunenburg and Grand Pré” (With B. VanBlarcom), Review of Economic Analysis, 2012, Vol. 4(2), 247-273
  • “Grand Pre National Historic Site: An Economic Impact Assessment of a UNESCO world Heritage Designation” (with B. VanBlarcom), Journal of Heritage Tourism, 2011, Vol 6., Iss.2, 143.
  • “Impact of Aggregate and Sectoral Fluctuations on Training” (with V. Capone and M. Plesca), The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 2010, Vol.10: Iss.1 (Advances), Article 28.
  •  “An application of local maximum likelihood estimation in estimating the CAPM”, (with T. Stengos), Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 2007, 46, 138-150.
  • “Intra-day Features of Realized Volatility: Evidence from an Emerging Market” (with B. Saltoglu and T. Stengos), International Journal of Business and Economics, 2002, 1, 17-24.

Thesis Supervised:

  • Connor Thompson (2015), “The Economic Impact of Wineries in Kings County” This thesis was chosen as a finalist in the Student Panel organized by the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists
  • Ethan Purdy (2013), “An Economic Impact Assessment of UNESCO World Heritage Designation in Eastern Canada” (co-supervised with Brian VanBlarcom)
  • Ashley Zarzecki (2013), “Household Energy Consumption in the United States” This thesis was chosen as a finalist in the Student Panel organized by the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists
  • Robyn Zajac (2012), “Crime Rates and Economics Factors in Canada” This thesis won the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists Student Prize for Economic Policy.
  • Nick Broz (2011), “An Examination of the Current Canadian Housing Market” (supervised with Professor Scott Skjei) This thesis won the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists Student Prize for Economic Policy.
  • William Turner (2011), “Cost-benefit Analysis of a Natural Gas Lateral Pipeline to the Annapolis Valley” (supervised with Professor Scott Skjei)
  • MengXue Zhang (2011), “Canadian Pension System: Problems and Reform” (supervised with Professor Xiaoting Wang)
  • Adam Macleod (2009), “Grand Pre National Historic Site: An Economic Impact Assessment of a UNESCO world Heritage Designation” (supervised with Professor Brian VanBlarcom) This thesis won the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists Student Prize for Economic Policy.

Affiliations:

  • Atlantic Canadian Economics Association (ACEA)  (Board Member, 2007 to present) (President, 2013 to present)
  • Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN)
  • Canadian Economics Association (CEA)

Awards:

  • Winner of the 2010 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Junior Economists by BE Press
  • Nominated for Forster’s Medal by the College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph (2008)
  • “Professor of the Year” award in the Business Program, University of Guelph-Humber (2003, 2004, 2007)
  • College of Social and Applied Human Sciences Teaching Award (2004), University of Guelph
  • Received 4.77 out of 5.0 for “General All-Round Teaching Ability” on the Course Evaluation as a sessional instructor in the Business Program of the University of Guelph-Humber

Hobbies:

  • Soccer, Discgolf
  • Boardgames (Eldritch Horror, Nations, Tales, Twilight Imperium)
  • Roleplaying Games (Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu)