Nisantepe Mah. Orman Sok.
34794 Cekmekoy, Istanbul, Turkey
I am now teaching at the Department of Economics at Özyeğin University, School of Business in Istanbul, Turkey.
Previously, I was a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Finance and Business Economics of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and an assistant professor at the University of Miami.
I served as a consultant to the Global Macroeconomics Team, which is a part of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank in Washington, DC. I also was a visiting scholar at the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. In addition, I worked as a researcher at the Minnesota Population Center for the IPUMS-International project. IPUMS-I harmonizes census data variables across countries and through time.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota, where I worked under the supervision of Professor Timothy J. Kehoe. I have a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul.
My research interests are macroeconomics, general equilibrium and search theory, labor economics, and international economics. My work mostly focuses on equilibrium price and wage formation in dynamic models where social insurance affects agents' incentives. I've published papers on immigration, social security, unemployment insurance, dynamic wage formation, and the effects of health insurance on healthcare prices.