Aysit Tansel - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Aysit Tansel

Research Fellows

Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey


Current Fields of Study:

Empirical modeling of economic growth, inequality in education and wages by gender, returns to education and educational attainments by gender, savings, cigarette consumption, alcohol consumption, traffic accidents, privatization, female labor force participation, job satisfaction, unemployment duration, private tutoring, brain drain, internal migration, economic performance and elections, adult health issues, causal effects of education on wages and health.

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor and Human Development
  • Economic Growth

Education:

  • Ph. D., Economics, State University of New York, 1979
  • M.A., Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1972

Experience:

  • Professor, Middle East Technical University, Applied Econometrics, Econometrics, Economics. Graduate and Undergraduate, 1994 – present
  • Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Applied Econometrics, Econometrics, Economics. Graduate and Undergraduate, 1986-1994
  • Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University Applied Econometrics, Econometrics, Economics. Graduate and Undergraduate, 1983-1985

Latest Publications:

  • “Voter Reaction to Government Incompetence and Corruption Related to the 1999 Earthquakes in Turkey,” (joint with A. T. Akarca) Journal of Economic Studies, 2016, Forthcoming.
  • “Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in Turkey,” (joint with Z. A. Özdemir and E. Aksoy) Applied Econmics Letters, August 2015, 23 (3): 184-187. DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2015.1064071. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2015.1064071
  • “Resources on the Stage: A Firm Level Analysis of ICT Adoption in Turkey,” (joint with D. Fındık) in Comparative Economics and Regional Development in Turkey, B. Christiansen and M. Erdoğdu (editors). Chapter 6. August 2015. IGI Global Publishers, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

 

Working Papers

Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey

This is the first study on private tutoring in Turkey. Private tutoring especially for the ... read more


Working Papers

Determinants of Unemployment Duration For Men and Women

There are few studies on unemployment duration in developing countries. This is the first study ... read more


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Return Intentions of University-Educated Turkish Expatriates

This study presents research findings on the return intentions of Turkish professionals residing abroad, where ... read more


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Economic Performance and Political Outcomes: An Analysis of The 1995 Turkish Parliamentary Election Results

1995 Turkish parliamentary election was held almost under the conditions of a controlled experiment. The ... read more



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