Ariuna Taivan Ph.D.

Ariuna Taivan
Professional Title
Director of MBA Programs, Associate Professor of Economics

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  • Ph.D Economics - Oklahoma State University, 2012
  • M.S. Economics – Oklahoma State University, 1999
  • B.S. Economics – Russian Academy of Economics, 1989

Research Interests

  • International finance
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Economic growth and development
  • Financial development and economic growth
  • African studies
  • Oil and natural gas production
  • Public debt and growth
  • International trade and economic growth
  • Tourism and growth
  • Small business and personal income
  • Natural resource and economic growth

This faculty member is interested in working with students on research.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • International Economics
  • Global Economics
  • Economics & Society


  • Wei, X., Huang, S., Yap, G., Wu, X., and Taivan, A. (2018). “The Influence of National Holiday Structure on Domestic Tourism expenditure: Evidence from China”. Tourism Economics, I-20.
  • Wilmot, N. & Taivan, A. (2017). “The Causal Relationship in North American Energy Production”. OPEC Energy Review, vol. 41 (3), 239-258.
  • Donayre, L., & Taivan, A. (2017) Causality between Public Debt and Real Growth in the OECD: A Country-by-country Analysis. Economic Papers, 36(2), pp 156-170.
  • Nene, G. & Taivan, A. (2017). Causality between Tourism and Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Journal of Developing Areas, 51(2), 155-169.
  • Taivan, A., & Nene, G. (2016). Financial Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from Southern African Development Community Countries. The Journal of Developing Areas, 50(4), 81-95.
  • Taivan, A. (2016). Financial Development and Economic Growth: the case of Asian Economies. Economic Bulletin, vol 36(2), 1071-1082.
  • Taivan, A., Nene, G., & Boubacar, I. (2015). Commodity Exports to China and Economic Growth: the Case of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Countries. Nankai Business Review International, vol 6(no 4), 401-416.