University of Southern California

Ayse Imrohoroglu
Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804

PhD, University of Minnesota; BS, Middle East Technical University


Ayse Imrohoroglu is a macroeconomist who specializes in understanding business cycles, inflation, unemployment insurance, and social security. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Monetary Economics. She received a National Science Foundation grant in 1992 to investigate the effects of social security programs on economies with imperfect insurance. From 2004 to 2007, she was Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics.


Imrohoroglu, A., and Tuzel, S. (2013) "Firm Level Productivity, Risk and Return," Management Science.
Swenson, C. W., Imrohoroglu, A., Ham, J. C., and Song, H. (2011) "Government Programs Can Improve Local Labor Markets: Evidence from State Enterprise Zones, Federal Empowerment Zones and Federal Enterprise Communities.”," Journal Of Public Economics.
Chen, K., Imrohoroglu, A., and Imrohoroglu, S. (2009) "A Quantitative Assessment of the Decline in the U.S. Current Account," Journal of Monetary Economics, 56 (8).