I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). I received my PhD in 2014 from the University of Maryland.
Labor Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics
"The Role of Maternal Education in Child Health: Evidence from a Compulsory Schooling Law," 2015, Economics of Education Review, vol. 47: 1-16.
"The Impact of Female Education on Teenage Fertility: Evidence from Turkey," 2016, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 16: 259-288.
"The Effects of Teenage Childbearing on Long-Term Health in the US: A Twin-Fixed-Effect Approach," 2016, Review of Economics of the Household, vol. 14 (4): 891-920.
“The Value of Socialized Medicine: The Impact of Universal Primary Healthcare Provision on Mortality Rates in Turkey,” with Erdal Tekin, Resul Cesur, and Aydogan Ulker, 2017, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 150: 75-93.
“The Role of Adolescent Health in Adult SES Outcomes,” with Dana C. Andersen, 2018, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 18: 1-16.
“The Effect of Violent Crime on Teenage Pregnancy in Mexico” with Magda Tsaneva, 2018, Review of Economics of the Household, 2020, vol. 18(1): 141-164.
“Macroeconomic Conditions and Child Schooling in Turkey," with Beyza Ural Marchand, 2020, Labour Economics, vol. 63, 101809.
“The Effects of Teenage Fertility on Education, Physical Health and Mental Distress: Evidence from Mexico,” with Magda Tsaneva, 2020, Journal of Demographic Economics, vol. 86(2), 183-206.
“Socialized Healthcare and Women’s Fertility Decisions,” with Erdal Tekin, Resul Cesur, and Aydogan Ulker, forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources.
“Labor Market Conditions and Adult Health in Mexico," with Magda Tsaneva, R&R at the Canadian Journal of Economics
ECON 357: Health Economics
ECON 384: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II
ECON 414: Development Economics
ECON 512: Economic Development I
Resource allocation and public policy in health care, including determinants of health status, market structures, incentives and the effects of imperfect information. Prerequisites: ECON 109 and ECON 281.Winter Term 2022
An introduction to models of growth and development; the role of agriculture, industry, finance, and trade in structural transformation of developing countries; approaches to development planning. Prerequisites: ECON 109 and ECON 281.Winter Term 2022