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2009 Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California
2005 M.A., Economics, University of Southern California
2003 BSc Honors, Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
2003 BSc Honors, Economics, Istanbul Bilgi University

Ergin Bayrak, Ph.D., is an assistant professor (teaching) of Economics with the University of Southern California Department of Economics, which he joined in 2011.

Prior to his appointment with USC Economics, Bayrak was a lecturer and Scholar in Residence with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a Research Associate with the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).

In 2009 he was a Google Policy Fellow with the New America Foundation in Washington, DC.

Bayrak teaches courses in microeconomic principles, theory, analysis and policy and applications in the telecommunication industries and innovation.

Selected Publications

• "Valuing Time Intensive Goods: An Application to Wireless and Wired Internet."  Internet Econometrics. Serge Allegrezza and Anne Dubrocard, Eds. AEA Series, Palgrave Macmillan (2012).
• "Assessment of the Regional Economic Impacts of Catastrophic Events: CGE analysis of resource loss and behavioral effects of a RDD attack scenario." Risk Analysis 2012 Apr; 32(4):583-600 (with J. Giesecke, W. Burns, A. Barrett, A. Rose, and M. Suher)(2012).
• "The Economics of Cloud Computing." Korean Economic Review Volume 27, Number 2, Winter 2011, 203-230 (with John Conley and Simon Wilkie)(2011) .
• "Welfare Effects of Spectrum Management Regimes." New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks 3rd IEEE Symposium, 1-11. (2008).
• "Liberalization, TFP and Growth: Argentina and Turkey since the 1970s." Empirical Models in Social Sciences Proceedings of IEU ISC, 31-47 (2008).