Dr. Ahmet Baytas

Professor | Economics | Feliciano School of Business


Telephone: 9736557633

Office: Feliciano School of Business, 536


Ahmet Baytas is a full professor in the Department of Economics. He teaches courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics at both graduate and undergraduate levels as well as the capstone course the Advance Seminar in Economics. His recent academic research interests included economics of altruism, global portfolio management and global capital flows. Prior to joining MSU in 1988, Dr. Baytas taught at Lehman College and Hunter College. He received his PhD degree in Economics from the City University of New York and an MS in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a BA in Economics degree from the Bosporus University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Baytas is also a naturalist with passion for conservation and the environment. He has given many talks and led field trips for the public and participated in wildlife surveys. In recent years, he has authored many articles, contributed to several books and published the first field guide to the butterflies of Turkey. He has also volunteered for environmental organizations and projects in Turkey.

Areas of Expertise

Global Portfolio Management
Economics of Altruism
International Markets
Economics and Sociobiology


  • Ph D, Economics, 1986, CUNY, The Graduate Center

Refereed Publications

  • Baytas A., Leveen S., (2009). Globalization, Capital Controls and the Tobin Tax. . Cambridge Business Review.12
  • Baytas A., Leveen S., Rezvani F., (2006). A Global Portfolio Allocation Strategy Under Some Practical Constraints. Hollywood, Florida. The Business Review, Cambridge.6 (2). (pp. 51-59).
  • Rezvani F., Baytas A., Leveen S., (2006). The United States and Japan in the Global Semiconductor Industry. . The Journal of American Academy of Business.9 (2). (pp. 44-48).
  • Baytas A., Nusret C., (1999). Do Stocks Really Provide the Highest return in the Long-Run?. . Journal of Investing.
  • Baytas A., (1999). Economics and Sociobiology: A review of the Literature. . New York Economic Review. (Fall 1999).
  • Baytas A., Cakici N., (1999). Do Markets Overreact: International Evidence. . Journal of Banking and Finance. (23).