Levent Bulut

Levent Bulut

Lecturer in Economics and Finance

Valdosta State University


Dr. Levent Bulut joined the Valdosta State University faculty in 2017. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in economics from the University of Houston, a Master of Arts in economics from Marmara University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bilkent University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in business analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He previously taught at Ipek University in Turkey, the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Emory University.


  • Model Selection
  • Forecasting
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Exchange Rates
  • Machine Learning


  • PhD in Economics, 2007

    University of Houston

  • MS in Analytics, 2020 (exp.)

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • MA in Economics, 2002

    Marmara University

  • BA in Economics, 2000

    Bilkent University




Valdosta State University

Aug 2017 – Present Valdosta, GA

Assistant Professor of Economics

Ipek University

Jul 2014 – Jul 2016 Ankara, Turkey


University of Georgia

Aug 2012 – Jun 2014 Athens, GA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Georgia State University

Aug 2011 – May 2012 Atlanta, GA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Emory University

Aug 2007 – Aug 2011 Atlanta, GA


Summer 2020

  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (ONLINE)
  • ECON 4800 Current Issues in Economics (ONLINE, SAP Oriented)

Valdosta State University (2017-Present)

  • BUSA 3100 Business Analytics, Spring 2020
  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (ONLINE), Summer 2018, Spring 2020
  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019
  • ECON 1500 Survey of Economics, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
  • ECON 1500 Survey of Economics (ONLINE), Summer 2019
  • ECON 4800 Current Issues in Economics (ONLINE, SAP Oriented), Summer 2019
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics, Spring 2018, Spring 2020
  • ECON 3600 International Economics, Spring 2019

Ipek University (2014-2016)

  • Money and Banking
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • International Financial and Macroeconomic Policy
  • Advanced Macroeconomics-1 (Graduate Level)
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics

University of Georgia (2012-2014)

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (Enrollment: 300 Students, 10 sections)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (Honor Section)
  • International Trade

Georgia State University (2011-2012)

  • The Global Economy
  • The Economy of Global Finance (Graduate Level)
  • International Monetary Economics (Ph.D. Level)
  • International Finance

Emory University (2007-2011)

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • International Trade
  • International Finance
  • Principles of Macroeconomics

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(2013). Predictability and Specification in Models of Exchange Rate Determination. In: Recent Advances and Future Directions in Causality, Prediction, and Specification Analysis: Essays in Honor of Halbert L. White Jr, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 411–436.


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