Dr. Murat Arik

    Interim Director


    Previous Position

    Senior Research Associate, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis University of Connecticut

    Teaching Experience

    Political Science Department, University of Connecticut: Taught Comparative Politics, Quantitative Methods, and Politics in Non-Western World

    Research Areas

    • International political economy
    • Regional economic development
    • Economic impact analysis
    • Comparative politics


    • Ph.D. in Political Science, 2001
      University of Connecticut
      Concentration: International political economy, regional economics, and political dynamics
    • M.A. in Political Science, 1994
      Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
      Syracuse University
      Concentration: Comparative Politics, geopolitics, and political economy
    • B.A. in Public Administration, 1989
      Faculty of Political Science
      Ankara University, Turkey
      Concentration: Public administration, public finance, and administrative law

    Research Profile

    • Completed more than three dozen economic impact and regional analyses
    • Gave presentations at several national academic conferences
    • Published a number of newsletter articles regarding current economic issues


    • 615-898-5424
    • Business and Economic Research Center
      Middle Tennessee State University
      P.O. Box 10
      1301 E. Main St.
      Murfreesboro, TN 37132