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    Emre Unlu has been a Senior Lecturer in Business Economics at Edge Hill University since 2015. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Louisiana State University since 2012, Emre previously worked as a Lecturer of Economics at Queen’s University Belfast Management School from June 2012 to September 2015. During this tenure, he taught modules such as Game Theory and Advanced Business Economics, earning high student evaluations.

    In his current role at Edge Hill University, Emre assumes the Module Leader position for key economics modules, overseeing assessments, maintaining marking standards, and actively supporting students through both online and face-to-face means. Besides his teaching responsibilities, he plays a pivotal role in research activities and provides supervision for both Graduate and Undergraduate student dissertations.

    Emre’s commitment to academic standards is further evidenced by his role as an External Examiner for the University of Central Lancashire, Department of Economics, from September 2019 to September 2023. In this capacity, he conducted examinations and evaluations of academic programs, ensuring compliance with academic standards and quality assurance.

    In addition to his teaching and examination roles, he has been actively involved in administrative responsibilities, serving as the Head of Year 2 (Business Management program & pathways) since September 2020. Simultaneously, he has been the Undergraduate and Graduate Dissertation Supervisor, contributing significantly to the academic development of students. Furthermore, he has coordinated the Edge Hill Business School Lunch Talk Seminar Series from December 2016 to March 2023, showcasing his commitment to fostering academic dialogue and engagement.

    Emre’s research interests span game theory, theoretical foundations of social networks, applied microeconomics, research assessment and evaluation and environmental economics. His research output includes publications in reputable journals such as The Manchester School, BERA, and Research Evaluation. Beyond publications, he has engaged in reviewing activities for prestigious journals, including Mathematical Social Sciences, Economic Modeling, Research Evaluation, Theory and Decision, and Theoretical Economic Letters. Emre is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the American Economic Association, Game Theory Society, and European Economic Association.

    Research interests

    Research Assessment and Evaluation:

       - Impact of Submission Rules on Research Assessment

       - Quality Assessment of Research Environments

       - Role of Impact Metrics in Research Excellence

       - Aid Flows: Classification and Evaluation

       - Innovative Approaches to Research Evaluation

    Environmental Economics and Sustainability:

       - Green Aid Flows: Classification and Environmental Quality

       - Foreign Direct Investment and Environmental Impacts

    Network Dynamics:

       - Efficiency and Heterogeneity in Networks

       - Information Networks: Spillovers and Dynamics

       - Collaborative Networks and Externalities

       - Performance Dynamics in Network Structures


    - Economics for Accountants

    - Intermediate Economic Analysis

    - International Economics

    - Contemporary Issues in Economics

    - Game Theory

    - Advanced Business Economics

    - Principles of Economics

    - Market Theory

    - Economics of Organizations

    - Statistics for Economics

    - Development Economics

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Economics, PhD, Louisiana State University

    Award Date: 18 Aug 2012

    Economics, MSc, Louisiana State University

    Award Date: 17 Dec 2009

    Industrial Engineering, BSc, Middle East Technical University

    Award Date: 24 Jun 2007

    Economics, Other, Middle East Technical University

    Award Date: 24 Jun 2007

    Other positions

    External Examiner, University of Central Lancashire

    Sept 2019Sept 2023

    Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast, Management School

    Jun 2012Sept 2015

    Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University

    Jul 2009May 2012

    Research Assistant, Louisiana State University

    Aug 2007May 2009


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