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Insan Tunali

Research Fellows

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Koç University


Areas of Interest:

  • Labor and Human Development

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1985
  • M.Sc., Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley, 1975
  • M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1975

Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Koç University, 2000-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Koç University, 1994-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tulane University, 1990-1994

Latest Publications:

  • (with Seyfettin Gursel). [Employment and the Problem of Unemployment, Policies, Lessons from the Labor Economics Literature and a Research Agenda for Turkey] February 2007, 32pp. To appear in a TUBA volume as part of the Social Science Foresight Study.
  • “Female Labor Supply in Turkey.” Ch.4 in The Turkish Economy: The Real Economy, Corporate Governance and Reform and Stabilization Policy, edited by S. Altug and A. Filiztekin, 92-127. Routledge Curzon Series in Middle Eastern Economics, 2006.
  • “Wage Formation and Recurrent Unemployment.” (With Ragui Assaad.) Labor Economics, February 2002, 17-61.
Working Papers

Wage Formation and Recurrent Unemployment

Cross-section data on non-contractual construction workers in Egypt reveal strong attachment to the sector despite ... read more


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Analysis of Attrition Patterns in the Turkish Household Labor Force Survey, 2000-2002

Abstract This paper offers an analysis of attrition patterns in the “new” Turkish Household Labor Force ... read more


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Agricultural Transformation and Labor Mobility During the ARIP Period in Turkey: Evidence from Micro-Data, 2000-2002

This paper analyses the transition dynamics in and out of agricultural and non-agricultural employment in ... read more


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Testing for Market Imperfections: Participation in Land & Labor Contracts in Turkish Agriculture

Abstract A remarkable degree of self-sufficiency is a distinguishing feature of the typical Third World family ... read more


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Education and Work Experiences of 6-14 Year-Old Children in Turkey

Abstract This paper investigates the factors that influence the schooling and work status of 6-14 year-old ... read more


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