Özlem Ömer is an assistant professor at Haci Bektas Veli University in Turkey. Her research interests include growth and inequality, distributive impacts of economic policies, forces and dynamics of structural change in developed and developing countries, financial crises and information theoretic approaches to modeling political economy. Her work combines theoretical, methodological, historical, structural and policy oriented aspects of macroeconomic issues by employing modern modeling techniques in her research.

Ömer has recently worked on a structural analysis of production, productivity, real wages, profit shares and employment across the sectors to understand the distributional dynamics of the existing structures of the US and Turkish economies. She has also written on the dynamics of the market behaviors during economic crises using information entropic maximum entropy methods.

Ömer has taught Macroeconomics, Growth Theories, Growth, Inequality and Discrimination, Methodology of Economics, Monetary Theory and Policy, and Turkish Economy.

She holds an MS in economic policy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PHD from the New School for Social Research.

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Book Launch: Macroeconomic Inequality from Reagan to Trump

Article | Sep 10, 2020

This first book in the new INET and Cambridge University Press book series, Studies in New Economic Thinking, shows that wage repression—far more than monopoly power, offshoring, or technological change—has driven rising inequality.

Race to the Bottom: Low Productivity, Market Power, and Lagging Wages

Paper Working Paper Series | | Aug 2018

“Dualism” in the structure of production across sectors of the US economy, employment by sector, productivity levels and growth, real wages, and intersectoral terms-of trade increased markedly between 1990 and 2016.

Where Do Profits and Jobs Come From? Employment and Distribution in the US Economy

Paper Working Paper Series | | May 2018

“Meso” level analysis of 16 producing sectors sheds light on broad forces shaping growth of employment and profits. 

Wealth Concentration, Income Distribution, and Alternatives for the USA

Paper Working Paper Series | | Sep 2015

US household wealth concentration is not likely to decline in response to fiscal interventions alone.

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Research Webinar & Book Launch: Macroeconomic Inequality From Reagan to Trump

Event Webinar | Sep 18, 2020

A discussion with Lance Taylor and Özlem Ömer, authors of INET’s new book Macroeconomics Inequality from Reagan to Trump