Professor Aslim
Erkmen Giray Aslim, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

  • Postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M University’s Private Enterprise Research Center
  • Recipient of the 2018 Stout Dissertation Award, Warren-York Fellowship, the CBE Leadership Award,  as well as the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award (nominated by undergraduate students) in 2017 at Lehigh University
  • Published research on the welfare effects of fiscal decentralization
  • Presented at several conferences, including the International Health Economics Association, Eastern Economic Association, and the American Society of Health Economists

Erkmen Giray Aslim earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Lehigh University and M.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, as well as M.A. and B.A. in Economics from Bilkent University. His research interests are in the fields of Health Economics, Labor Economics, Public Finance, and Applied Econometrics. His recent work explores the effect of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion on labor market outcomes.

Professor Aslim believes in nurturing active learning strategies that transform students into creative and critical thinkers, while igniting their intellect and imagination. He strives to help develop future leaders who can effectively communicate creative and innovative solutions in complex environments. Prior to joining Minerva, he taught a variety of courses at Lehigh University, including Principles of Economics, Applied Microeconomic Analysis, and Statistical Methods. Professor Aslim teaches the Econometrics and Economic Systems concentration course.