Southern Economic Journal Appoints Economics’ Bulent Unel Associate Editor

09/28/2012 08:50 AM

BATON ROUGE – Bulent Unel, the Marjory B. Ourso Center for Excellence in Teaching professor in the LSU Department of Economics, has been appointed as an associate editor of the Southern Economic Journal.


Unel, who joined LSU’s faculty in 2004, has research interests in economic growth, international trade and welfare economics. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University in 2004.


The Southern Economic Journal is a publication of the Southern Economic Association that began its publication in 1933. It is the eighth oldest American academic journal in the economic profession. According to the Southern Economic Journal’s website, the association is “one of the oldest regional economics associations in the United States, dating back to a conference held in Atlanta in November 1928.” Membership of the Southern Economic Journal includes a diverse set of scholars with a great range in their substantive interests and in their methods of inquiry.


The Department of Economics at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers courses that provide undergraduate and graduate students an intellectual challenge and strong analytic training and the tools to understand the economic and social problems faced both domestically and internationally. The faculty’s dedication to quality teaching and research is reflected by numerous awards received and peer-reviewed scholarly articles published in high-quality economic journals. The Journal of Labor Research and the Journal of Macroeconomics, two highly regarded academic journals, are edited within the department. For more information, visit or call 225-578-5211.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012