Eylem Ersal Associate Professor

Eylem Ersal


Ph.D., Economics, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 2011

M.A., Economics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2004

B.A. (honors), Economics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002


Eylem Ersal-Kiziler, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  Dr. Ersal-Kiziler received her Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University and M.A. in Economics from Bilkent University, Turkey.

Dr. Ersal-Kiziler’s research interests are mainly in international finance and open economy macroeconomics. She has published work that examines international capital flows and current account balances in relation to permanent and transitory changes in output, mainly in advanced economies. Her most recent work focuses on the debt flows within the European Monetary Union (EMU) and the role of common single currency (euro) in shaping the geography of these flows within and to the EMU.

Dr. Ersal-Kiziler currently has work in progress on various topics such as asset pricing in housing markets and the role of expectations, time series analysis of international capital flows and impact of small and medium-sized enterprises on employment and social mobility.

At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Dr. Ersal-Kiziler has been teaching International Finance (Econ 406), Intermediate Macroeconomics (Econ 302), Business Statistics (Econ 245), and Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 202) at the undergraduate program. She also teaches Business Conditions Analysis (Econ 736) in the MBA program, and International Macroeconomics (Econ 773) in the MS Applied Economics Program. She also mentored a number of undergraduate research projects and participated in master’s thesis committees.

Dr. Ersal-Kiziler is a member of the CoBE inclusive Excellence Committee and Chancellor’s University Inclusive Excellence Committee. She is also one of the advisors of the Economics Society and the supervisor for Omicron Delta Epsilon UWW Chapter.


Recent Publications:

  1. “Trend Shocks and Cyclicality of Gross Financial Flows”. International Journal of Economics and Finance, May 2015, Vol. 7. No. 5.
  2. “Trend Shocks and Countercyclical U.S. Current Account”, with David Amdur. Canadian Journal of Economics, May 2014, Vol. 47. No. 2.