Cihan Artunç
Office
Warner 309
Tel
(802) 443-2144
Email
cartunc@middlebury.edu
Office Hours
Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ZOOM), Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (75 SHS 202), or by appointment

Cihan Artunç joined the Department of Economics at Middlebury College in the fall of 2019. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Yale University in 2014. He also holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Bogazici University in Turkey.

Cihan’s research interests are in economic history, and law and economics. His current work investigates the interplay between business organization, firm dynamics, aggregate fluctuations, and commercial law with a focus on Egypt and Turkey between 1800 and 1950. Cihan’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation.

Courses Taught

Course Description

Introductory Macroeconomics
An introduction to macroeconomics: a consideration of macroeconomic problems such as unemployment and inflation. Theories and policy proposals of Keynesian and classical economists are contrasted. Topics considered include: banking, financial institutions, monetary policy, taxation, government spending, fiscal policy, tradeoffs between inflation and unemployment in both the short run and the long run, and wage-price spirals. 3 hrs. lect.

Terms Taught

Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022

Requirements

SOC

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Course Description

Theory and Measurement in Economic History
Economic historians study past events, employing diverse methodologies to understand technology adoption, market integration, and the effect of institutions on performance. In this course we will focus on strategies economists use to learn about the past itself and to use past events to understand how all economies function. We will ponder especially conflicts and complementarities between theoretical and empirical reasoning. Each student will complete a research proposal that justifies applying a set of tools to address an economic history question. (ECON 0111 [formerly ECON 0210] and ECON 0255 or IPEC 0240 [formerly ECON 0240]) 3 hrs. sem.

Terms Taught

Fall 2021

Requirements

CMP, CW, HIS, SOC

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Course Description

Historical Development of the World Economy
Many of the controversies and tensions modern economies have to contend with today, such as growth, inequality, and instability, emerged during the last few centuries. In this seminar we will use economic and historical tools to develop a better understanding of the profound transformations in technology, finance, and international trade over time. We will analyze the challenges the world faced as capital, labor, and commodity markets became rapidly integrated, including financial crises, rising income and wealth inequality, and modernizing policies. (ECON 0210 and ECON 0250 or IPEC 0240 [formerly ECON 0240]) 3 hrs. sem.

Terms Taught

Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2022, Fall 2022

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Course Description

Individual Special Project
If you choose to pursue an area that we do not offer or go in depth in an area already covered, we recommend the Individual Special Project option. These ECON 0500 proposals MUST be passed by the entire department and are to be submitted to the chair by the first Friday of fall and spring semester, respectively. The proposals should contain a specific description of the course contents, its goals, and the mechanisms by which goals are to be realized. It should also include a bibliography. According to the College Handbook, ECON 0500 projects are a privilege open to those students with advanced preparation and superior records in their fields. A student needs to have a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. in Economics courses taken at Middlebury in order to pursue an Individual Special Project. ECON 0500 does not count towards the major or minor requirements.

Terms Taught

Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023

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