University of Southern California

Selahattin Imrohoroglu
Professor of Finance and Business Economics

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

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.


Imrohoroglu, S., and Sudo, N. (2014) "Capital Income Tax Reform and the Japanese Economy,".
Imrohoroglu, S., Kitao, S., and Yamada, T. (2014) "Can Immigration Solve Japan's Fiscal Problems?,".
Imrohoroglu, S., , S., and , T. (2014) "Achieving Fiscal Balance in Japan," International Economic Review.
Imrohoroglu, S., and Nishiyama, S. (2014) "Social Security Actuarial Balance in General Equilibrium,".
Imrohoroglu, S., and Hansen, G. (2012) "Fiscal Reform and Government Debt in Japan: A Neoclassical Perspective,".
Imrohoroglu, S. (2012) "Discussion of Erosa, Fuster, and Kambourov Journal of Monetary Economics," Journal of Monetary Economics, 59 (1).
Imrohoroglu, S., and Kitao, S. (2012) "Social Security, Benefit Claiming and Labor Force Participation: A Quantitative General Equilibrium Approach," American Economic Journal- Macroeconomics.
Imrohoroglu, S., and Sudo, N. (2010) "Will a Growth Miracle Reduce Debt in Japan," The Economic Review (Keizai Kenkyuu), Hitotsubashi University, 62 (1).
Imrohoroglu, S., and Sudo, N. (2010) "Productivity and Fiscal Policy in Japan: Short Term Forecasts from the Standard Growth Model," Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan.
Imrohoroglu, S. (2010) "Data Adjustments and the Equity Premium,".
Imrohoroglu, S., and Hansen, G. D. (2009) "Business Cycle Fluctuations and the Life Cycle: How Important is On-The-Job Skill Accumulation?," Journal of Economic Theory, 144 (6), 2293-2309.
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).
Imrohoroglu, S., and Kitao, S. (2009) "Labor Supply Elasticity and Social Security Reform," Journal of Public Economics, 93 (7-8), 867-878.
Imrohoroglu, S. (2008) "Social Security in the United States," Palgrave (2).
Hansen, G. D., and Imrohoroglu, S. (2008) "Consumption over the Life Cycle: The Role of Annuities," Review of Economic Dynamics, 11 (3), 566-583.
Caucutt, E., Imrohoroglu, S., and Kumar, K. B. (2006) "Does Progressivity of Income Taxes Matter for Human Capital and Growth?," Journal of Public Economic Theory, 8 (1), 95-118.
Imrohoroglu, S., Caucutt, B., and Kumar, K. (2003) "Growth and Welfare Analysis of Tax Progressivity in a Heterogenous-Agent Model," Review of Economic Dynamics, 6, 546-577.
Imrohoroglu, S., De Nardi, M., and Sargent, T. J. (2001) "Saving and Pension Reform in General Equilibrium Models," Oxford Papers on Economic Policy, 17 (1).
Imrohoroglu, S., De Nardi, M., and Sargent, T. J. (1999) "Projected U.S. Demographies and Social Security," Review of Economic Dynamics, 2 (3), 575-615.
Imrohoroglu, S. (1999) "The Risk Sharing Implications of Alternative Social Security Arrangements: A Comment," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, 50, 261-269.
Imrohoroglu, S. (1998) "A Quantitative Analysis of Capital Income Taxation," International Economic Review, 39 (2), 307-328.
Imrohoroglu, S., and De Santis, G. (1997) "Stock Returns and Volatility in Emerging Financial Markets," Journal of International Money and Finance, 16, 561-579.
Imrohoroglu, S., Huang, H., and Sargent, T. J. (1997) "Two Computations to Fund Social Security," Macroeconomic Dynamics, 1 (1), 7-44.
Imrohoroglu, S. (1996) "International Currency Substitution and Seigniorage in a Simple Model of Money," Economic Inquiry, 34, 568-578.
Imrohoroglu, S. (1995) "A Markov Switching Model for the Hungarian Stabilization Plan of 1924," Journal of Macroeconomics 347-355.
Imrohoroglu, S., and Imrohoroglu, S. (1995) "Fiscal Policy and the Distribution of Wealth," Cuadernos Economicos 109-125.
Imrohoroglu, S. (1994) "GMM Estimates of Currency Substitution between the Canadian Dollar and the U.S. Dollar," Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 792-807.
Imrohoroglu, S. (1993) "A Recursive Forward Simulation Method for Solving Nonlinear Rational Expectations Models," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 18, 1051-1068.
Imrohoroglu, S. (1993) "Testing for Sunspot Equilibria in the German Hyperinflation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 17, 289-317.