Refereed Journal Articles

1. Akarsu, M.Z. (2023). The Country Development Index: A Holistic Approach to Assessing Socioeconomic Progress. Izmir Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 43-56. DOI:10.47899/ijss.1241492

2. Akarsu, M. Z. (2022). Unequal Society: Unequal Society: A Detailed Investigation of Wage and Income Inequality in the United States, Journal of Knowledge Economy.

3. Akarsu, M. Z. (2021). The Impact of the Turkish Presidential System on the Turkish Lira. Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, 1(15), 14-24. doi:10.7172/2353-6845.jbfe.2021.1.22

4. Akarsu, M. Z. (2021). Chaebol System. International Journal of Afro-Eurasian Research (IJAR), 6(12), 1-13. Retrieved from

5. Akarsu, M. Z. (2021). Alteration of Consumption Habits in Turkey Over Time. Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 6(3), 122-134.

6. Akarsu, M.Z. (2021). The Causal Relationship Between Economic Growth, Inflation and Unemployment in South Korea. Wroclaw Economic Review, 27(2), 43-61.

7. Akarsu, M. Z., Assad, D., & Kurek, K. (2020). The Pension Fund System in Turkey and Sweden. Student Journal of Law, Administration, and Economics, 34, 131-146.

Papers Under Review

1. Akarsu, M.Z., O. Gharehgozli (2023).The Impact of the War in Ukraine on European Union Currencies: A High-Frequency Analysis - This paper has made it to SSRN top ten list. 

2. Akarsu, M.Z., O. Gharehgozli, R.S. Dubey (2023).Wealth and Want: Income Inequality and Demand for Luxury Goods in the United States

3. Akarsu, M.Z., O. Gharehgozli (2023). The Inflation-Inequality Connection in the European Union: U-Turn to Equity?

4. Akarsu, M.Z., O. Gharehgozli (2022). The Nexus Between Income Inequality and Inflation in Middle-Income Countries

5. Akarsu, M.Z. (2022) Income Inequality in Developed Countries, 1920 - 2018

6. Akarsu, M.Z., L. Goczek (2022) Income Inequality in Middle-Income Countries

7. Akarsu, M.Z., O. Gharehgozli, V. Atal (2022). An Investigation of Income and Wage Inequality in Turkey Using Burgernomics

8. Akarsu, M.Z. (2022) Inequality in Early Modern Europe

9. Morawski, L., M.Z. Akarsu (2022), Disability System in European Society An Investigation of Disability System in European Union Countries. Available at SSRN:

Working Paper

1. Akarsu, M.Z., L. Goczek (2023) The Nexus Between Income Inequality and Political Instability

2. Akarsu, M.Z., O. Gharehgozli, V. Atal (2023). Inequality of Purchasing Power in Europe 

3. Akarsu, M.Z., F.M. Matteis, M. Piccari (2022). The Impact of Trump on Wage Inequality in the Steel Industry