Professor Mehmet Pinar

Professor of Economics

Profile

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
  • PhD in Economics, University of Guelph, Canada
  • MA in Economics, University of Guelph, Canada
  • BA in Economics, Marmara University, Turkey

Research

  • Applied Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Welfare Economics
  • Environmental Economics

Teaching

  • Mathematics and Statistics for Accounting and Financial Management
  • Statistics for Economics
  • Development Economics

Biography

Mehmet joined the Business School at Edge Hill University in 2012. Before this he worked for a year as a researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Venice, Italy. His research has been published in journals such as the Economics Letters, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Growth, and Journal of Empirical Finance.

News update

Organising a workshop together with Dr. B. Can Karahasan and Dr. Pinar Deniz “On the Road to EU: Determinants of Regional Well-being and Inequalities in Turkey”, which will be held at Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey) on September 27th, 2019. Click here for a full programme of the event.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Karahasan, B.C., Pinar, M., Deniz, P. (2021). “Political climate and regional well-being in Turkey”, Territory, Politics, Governance, forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2021.1882332 
  • Pinar, M., Karahasan, B.C., Deniz, P. (2021). “Electoral outcomes, power outages and firm performance”, Regional Studies, forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1853690  
  • Deniz, P., Karahasan, B.C. Pinar, M. (2021). “Determinants of regional distribution of AKP votes: Analysis of post-2002 parliamentary elections”, Regional Science, Policy and Practice, forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1111/rsp3.12383
  • Bernardo, G., Brunetti, I., Pinar, M., Stengos, T. (2021). “Measuring the presence of organized crime across Italian provinces: a sensitivity analysis”, European Journal of Law and Economics, 51, 31-95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10657-020-09676-0  
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. (2021) “Democracy in the neighborhood and foreign direct investment”, Review of Development Economics, 25(1), 449-477. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12720  
  • Pinar, M., Unlu, E. (2020) “Determinants of quality of research environment: an assessment of the environment submissions in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework in 2014”, Research Evaluation, 29(3), 231-244. https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvaa003
  • Pinar, M. (2020) “It is not all about performance: Importance of the funding formula in the allocation of performance-based research funding in England”, Research Evaluation, 29 (1), 100-119, https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvz030
  • Chen, C., Pinar, M., Stengos, T. (2020) “Renewable energy consumption and economic growth nexus: Evidence from a threshold model”, Energy Policy, 139, 111295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111295
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2020) “On the construction of a feasible range of multidimensional poverty under benchmark weight uncertainty”, European Journal of Operational Research, 281 (2), 415-427. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2019.08.047
  • Pinar, M., and Unlu, E. (2020) “Evaluating the potential effect of the increased importance of the impact component in the Research Excellence Framework of the UK”, British Educational Research Journal, 46 (1), 140-160. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3572
  • Pinar, M. (2019) “Multidimensional Well-Being and Inequality Across the European Regions with Alternative Interactions Between the Well-Being Dimensions”, Social Indicators Research, 144 (1), 31–72. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-018-2047-4
  • Pinar, M., Milla, J., and Stengos, T., (2019) “Sensitivity of university rankings: implications of stochastic dominance efficiency analysis”, Education Economics, 27 (1), 75-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2018.1512560
  • Michetti, M., and Pinar, M. (2019) “Forest Fires Across Italian Regions and Implications for Climate Change: A Panel Data Analysis”, Environmental and Resource Economics, 72 (1), 207-246. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-018-0279-z
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Yazgan, M.E. (2018) “Quantile forecast combination using stochastic dominance”, Empirical Economics, 55 (4), 1717-1755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-017-1343-1
  • Pinar, M., and Volkan, E. (2018) “Institutions and information flows, and their effect on capital flows”, Information Economics and Policy, 43, 34-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infoecopol.2018.01.002
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2017) “Testing for the implicit weights of the dimensions of the Human Development Index using stochastic dominance”, Economics Letters, 161, 38-42. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2017.09.023
  • Agliardi, E., Pinar, M., and Stengos, T. (2017) “Air and water pollution over time and industries with stochastic dominance”, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 31(6), 1389–1408. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00477-016-1258-y
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Yazgan, M.E. (2015) “Measuring human development in MENA region”, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 51(6), 1179-1192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1540496X.2015.1080517
  • Pinar, M. (2015) “Measuring world governance: revisiting the institutions hypothesis”, Empirical Economics, 48(2), 747-778. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00181-013-0796-0
  • Agliardi, E., Pinar, M., and Stengos, T. (2015) “An environmental degradation index based on stochastic dominance”, Empirical Economics, 48(1), 439-459. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00181-014-0853-3
  • Agliardi, E., Pinar, M., and Stengos, T. (2014) “A sovereign risk index for the Eurozone based on stochastic dominance”, Finance Research Letters, 11(4), 375-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2014.07.002
  • Pinar, M., Cruciani, C., Giove, S., and Sostero, M. (2014) “Constructing the FEEM Sustainability Index: a Choquet integral application”, Ecological Indicators, 39, 189-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.12.012
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2013) “Measuring human development: a stochastic dominance approach”, Journal of Economic Growth, 18(1), 69-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10887-012-9083-8
  • Agliardi, E., Agliardi, R., Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2012) “A new country risk index for emerging markets: A stochastic dominance approach”, Journal of Empirical Finance, 19(5), 741-761. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jempfin.2012.08.003

Chapters in books:

  • Carraro, C., Campagnolo, L., Eboli, F., Giove, S., Lanzi, E., Parrado, R., Pinar, M., and Portale, E. (2013) “The FEEM Sustainability Index: An Integrated Tool for Sustainability Assessment”, In: Erechtchoukova, M. G., Khaiter, P. A. and Golinska, P. (eds), Sustainability Appraisal: Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation. EcoProduction, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 9-32. ISBN 9783642320811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32081-1_2.

Report

  • Carraro, C., Giove, S., Bosello, F., Campagnolo, L., Cruciani, C., Eboli, F., Lanzi, E., Parrado, R., Pinar, M. and Portale, E. (2011) The FEEM Sustainability Index Methodological Report 2011. Project report. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.  http://www.feemsi.org/documents/FEEM%20SI%202011%20Methodological%20Report%202011.pdf

Presentations

International conference presentations

  • Karahasan, B.C., Pinar, M., Deniz, P. (2020) “Political Climate and Regional Well-being in Turkey”, 19th International Conference of MEEA, October 9-11, 2020, Piri Reis University, Turkey.
  • Pinar, M., Deniz, P., and Karahasan, B.C. (2019) “Electoral Politics, Firm-level Corruption and Performance: Evidence from Turkish Regions”, 2019 RSA Annual Conference, June 4-7, 2019, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2019) “Beyond Human Development Index: a stochastic spanning methodology”, 5th International Conference on Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance, April 22-23, 2019, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2018) “Beyond Human Development Index: a stochastic spanning approach”, 14th Biennial Conference of the Athenian Policy Forum, July 6-8, 2018, University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece.
  • Pinar, M., and Stengos, T. (2018) “Democracy in the neighbourhood and foreign direct investment”, 4th International conference on Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance, April 2-4, 2018, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Michetti, M. and Pinar, M. (2017) “Shedding light on deadly flames: what drives fires in Italian forests”, First International Workshop on The Economics of Climate Change and Sustainability, April 28-29, 2017, Rimini, Italy.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2016) “Achieving Higher Outcomes in Human Development: Explicit and Implicit Weights of Different Welfare Dimensions”, Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF2016), 16-18 September 2016, Waterloo, Canada.
  • Pinar, M., Volkan, E. (2016) “Effect of long-term policies, institutions, political risk and information flows on capital flows”, Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF2016), 16-18 September 2016, Waterloo, Canada.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2015) “Beyond GDP: An Assessment of the Human Sustainable Development Index”, 17th Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) Conference, 15-17 October 2015, Venice, Italy.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2014) “Robust weighting schemes of multidimensional poverty attributes”, 2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, April 7-9, 2014, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2013) “Robust weighting schemes of multidimensional poverty attributes”, 67th European Meeting of the Econometric Society, 26-30 August, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Yazgan, E. (2013) “Measuring Human Development in MENA Region”, Conference on MENA Economies, June 21-22, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2013) “Robust Weighting Schemes of Multidimensional Poverty Attributes”, 10th Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) Conference, May 23-25, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Yazgan, E. (2013) “Is there an optimal forecast combination? A stochastic dominance approach to forecast combination puzzle”, Research Seminars Spring 2012-2013, 16 May 2013, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Yazgan, E. (2013) “Is there an optimal forecast combination? A stochastic dominance approach to forecast combination puzzle”, The Third All-Istanbul Economics Workshop, 11 May 2013, Sabanci University Campus, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Michetti, M. and Pinar, M. (2013) “Forest fires in Italy: An econometric analysis of major driving factors”, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, 07–12 April 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Pinar, M. (2013) “Measuring world governance: revisiting the institutions hypothesis”, Management Control Association (MCA) Workshop, February 15, 2013, Edge Hill University.
  • Agliardi, E., Pinar, M., and Stengos, T. (2012) “A new index of environmental quality”, 12th International Association for Energy Economics, European Energy Conference, Venice, Italy, September 9-12, 2012
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Yazgan, E. (2012) “Is there an optimal forecast combination? A Stochastic dominance approach to forecast combination puzzle”, Third World Finance Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2-4 July, 2012
  • Cruciani, C., Giove, S., Pinar, M., Sostero, M. (2012) “An application of multi-attribute aggregation methodology: the FEEM Sustainability Index”, 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Prague, Czech Republic, June 27-30, 2012
  • Cruciani, C., Giove, S., Pinar, M., Sostero, M. (2012) “An application of multi-attribute aggregation methodology: the FEEM Sustainability Index”, 5th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics, A Toxa, Galizia, Spain, June 25-26, 2012
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Yazgan, E. (2012) “Is there an optimal forecast combination? A Stochastic dominance approach to forecast combination puzzle”, 4th Rimini Quantitative Finance Workshop, Rimini, Italy, 28 Arpil, 2012
  • Agliardi, E., Agliardi, R., Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou N. (2012) “A new country risk index for emerging markets: a stochastic dominance”, Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics 20th Annual Symposium, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 5-6, 2012
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Yazgan, E. (2012) “Is there an optimal forecast combination? A Stochastic dominance approach to forecast combination puzzle”, Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics 20th Annual Symposium, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 5-6, 2012
  • Pinar, M. (with the FEEM SI group). “The world ranking of the sustainability index of the FEEM”, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milano, Italy, December 1, 2011
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Yazgan, E. (2011) “Is there an optimal forecast combination? A Stochastic dominance approach to forecast combination puzzle”, 5th Annual Methods in International Finance Network Workshop and First Meeting of the ANR Econom&Risk (Econometric Approaches for Risk Modeling), Orléans, France, October 20-21, 2011
  • Pinar, M. (2011) “Measuring world governance: revisiting the institutions hypothesis”, 45th Annual Conference of Canadian Economics Association (CEA), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, June 2-5, 2011
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2011) “Measuring human development: a stochastic dominance approach”, Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) 2011Conference, June 1-3, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Agliardi, E., Agliardi, R., Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou N. (2011) “A new country risk index for emerging markets: a stochastic dominance”, Third RIMINI Finance Workshop, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Rimini, Italy, May 30, 2011
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2011) “On the Construction of World Governance Indicators: A Stochastic Dominance Approach”, 2nd International Conference on Economics of Turkish Economics Association (TEA), Kyrenia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, September 1-3, 2010
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2010) “Measuring human development: a stochastic dominance approach”, 3rd International Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF), Rimini, Italy, June 10-13, 2010
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T. and Topaloglou, N. (2010) “On the Construction of World Governance Indicators: A Stochastic Dominance Approach”, 44th Annual Conference of Canadian Economics Association (CEA), University of Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 28-30, 2010
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2009) “Measuring human development: a stochastic dominance approach”, 24th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA) and 64th European Meeting of the Econometric Society (ESEM), Barcelona, Spain, August 23-27, 2009
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., and Topaloglou, N. (2009) “Measuring human development: a stochastic dominance approach”, 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 29-31, 2009

Invited Presentations

  • Pinar, M. (2020) “Political Climate and Regional Well-being in Turkey: How much does ideology matter?”, College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby, Derby, UK, 12 February, 2020.
  • Pinar, M. (2020) “Stochastic dominance spanning and augmenting the human development index with institutional quality”, Department of Economics and Finance, Piri Reis University, Istanbul, Turkey, 23 January 2020.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University Orleans, Orleans, France.
    Dates: June 17-30, 2019
  • “Democracy in the neighbourhood and FDI flows”, Department of Economics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, November 28, 2017
  • “Effect of Institutions and Globalization on the Capital Flows”, BIT’s 2nd Annual Global Congress of Knowledge Economy – 2015, Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao, China, November 13-15, 2015
  • “Robust weighting schemes of multidimensional poverty attributes”, Econometrics Seminars, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, October 27, 2014
  • Agliardi, E., Pinar, M., and Stengos, T. (2012) “A new index of environmental quality”, Visiting Speaker Series, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, October 19, 2012.
  • Agliardi, E., Pinar, M., and Stengos, T. (2012) “A new index of environmental quality based on stochastic dominance efficiency”, Matuszewski Seminars, Department of Economics, University of Laval, Quebec City, Canada, October 18, 2012.
  • Pinar, M., Stengos, T., Topaloglou (2011) “Measuring human development: a stochastic dominance approach”, FEEM Seminar Series, Venice, Italy, September 15, 2011.
  • Pinar, M. (2010) “Measuring world governance: revisiting the institutions hypothesis”, Internal Department Seminars, Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, November 8, 2010.

Invited Lectures/Seminars (Undergraduate and graduate level)

  • Department of Economics, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 23-27, 2015 Title of the series: “Lectures/Seminars in Applied Econometrics”
  • Department of Economics, University of Milan, March 5, 2012 Title: “Presentation on IV Estimation and Applications”
  • Department of Economics, University of Bologna, April 26-May 10, 2012 Title: “Lectures/Seminars in Econometrics”

External Funding

  • British Academy, The Newton Advanced Fellowship Scheme, 2015-2017 (with Dr. Engin Volkan).
  • European Framework for Measuring Progress (e-Frame), FEEM (Funded by European Commission Seventh Framework Programme between 2012-14)
  • EU-Project FUME, “Forest fires under climate, social and economic changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and other fire-affected areas of the world”, CMCC (Funded by European Commission Seventh Framework Programme between 2010-13)
  • FEEM Sustainability Index, FEEM SI (2011 release)
  • Think Tank Rankings in Climate Change Governance, International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG)
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