Abera Gelan

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-4144
 Mitchell Hall 210


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Interests

African Economics, Foreign Direct Investment, Growth/Development

Teaching Interests

The political economy of inequality and discrimination; economic development; international economics; monetary theories and policies

Selected Publications

Gelan, A., & Bahmani-Oskoee, M. (2012). Is there J-Curve Effect in Africa? International Review of Applied Economics.
Gelan, A. (2012). On the Relation between Income Distribution and Economic Growth. Bahmani-Oskooee, M. (Ed.). Global Business and Economic Review.
Gelan, A. (2009, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). The Monopoly Power of Multinational Enterprises in the Service Sector of a Developing Country. The Journal of Developing Areas, 42(2), 1-29.
Gelan, A., & Bahmani-Oskooee, M. (2009, June). How stable is the Demand for Money in African Countries? Journal of Economic Studies, 36(3), 216–235.
Gelan, A., Husbands Fealing, K. G., & Peoples, J. (2007, May). Inward Foreign Direct Investment and Racial Employment Patterns in U.S. Manufacturing. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 97(2), 378-382.
Gelan, A., & Bahmani-Oskooee, M. (2007). On the Relation between Nominal and Real Devaluation: Evidence from African Countries. Journal of African Economies, 16(2), 177-197.
Gelan, A., & Bahmani-Oskooee, M. (2006). Black Market Exchange Rate and the Productivity Bias Hypothesis. Economics Letters, 91(2), 243-249.
Gelan, A., & Bahmani-Oskooee, M. (2006). Testing the PPP in the non-linear STAR Framework: Evidence from Africa. Economics Bulletin, 6(17), 1-7.
Gelan, A. (2004). The Effects of Multinational Enterprises Investment in the Nontraded Sector of Developing Economies. Journal of Economic Development, 29(2), 41-64.