University of Southern California

Selahattin Imrohoroglu
Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

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


Selahattin Imrohoroglu is a macroeconomist who studies taxes, savings, and social security. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and Economic Inquiry. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a member of the American Economic Association, Econometric Society, and the Society for Economic Dynamics.


Achieving Fiscal Balance in Japan 2012
Fiscal Reform and Government Debt in Japan: A Neoclassical Perspective 2012
Discussion of Erosa, Fuster, and Kambourov Journal of Monetary Economics 2012
Productivity and Fiscal Policy in Japan: Short Term Forecasts from the Standard Growth Model 2010
Will a Growth Miracle Reduce Debt in Japan 2010
Data Adjustments and the Equity Premium 2010
Social Security in the United States 2008
Consumption over the Life Cycle: The Role of Annuities 2008
Does Progressivity of Income Taxes Matter for Human Capital and Growth? 2006
Growth and Welfare Analysis of Tax Progressivity in a Heterogenous-Agent Model 2003
Saving and Pension Reform in General Equilibrium Models 2001
Projected U.S. Demographies and Social Security 1999
The Risk Sharing Implications of Alternative Social Security Arrangements: A Comment 1999
A Quantitative Analysis of Capital Income Taxation 1998
Stock Returns and Volatility in Emerging Financial Markets 1997
Two Computations to Fund Social Security 1997
International Currency Substitution and Seigniorage in a Simple Model of Money 1996
A Markov Switching Model for the Hungarian Stabilization Plan of 1924 1995
Fiscal Policy and the Distribution of Wealth 1995
GMM Estimates of Currency Substitution between the Canadian Dollar and the U.S. Dollar 1994
A Recursive Forward Simulation Method for Solving Nonlinear Rational Expectations Models 1993
Testing for Sunspot Equilibria in the German Hyperinflation 1993