1. "Inequality and Growth in the United States: Is there Asymmetric Response at the State Level?", Applied Economics, forthcoming. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).

  2. "On the Value of the Dollar and Income Inequality: Asymmetric Evidence from State-Level Data in the U.S.", 2017, Journal of Economic Asymmetries, Volume 16, pp. 64-78. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).

  3. "Exchange Rate Changes and Income Distribution in 41 Countries: Asymmetry Analysis", revised and resubmitted to Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).

  4. "On the Effects of Income Volatility on Income Distribution: Asymmetric Evidence from State-Level Data in the U.S.", revised and resubmitted to Research in Economics. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).

  5. "Impact of Economic Growth on Income Distribution: Are there Asymmetric Effects?", submitted to Applied Economics Quarterly. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).

  6. "Does GINI Respond to Income Volatility in an Asymmetric Manner? Evidence from 41 Countries", submitted to Economic Record. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).


Job Market paper
On the Effects of Income Volatility on Income Distribution​

Abstract: A previous study that tried to assess the impact of income volatility on income inequality in the U.S. used state-level data and a balanced panel model to conclude that increased volatility worsens income distribution in the U.S., which implies that decreased volatility should reduce inequality. We use the same data set that is extended by nine years and revisit the issue using linear and nonlinear ARDL time-series models to show that the above conclusion does not hold in every state. While we discover short-run asymmetric effects of income volatility on a measure of inequality in most states, they translate to long-run asymmetric effects only in 16 states. Both increased volatility and decreased volatility are found to have unequalizing effects on income distribution in these states.