I am now teaching at the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California. 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, where I was a research assistant to Professor Murat R. Sertel.
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 and social security, unemployment insurance and wages, and the effects of health insurance on consumer search and healthcare prices.
Phone: (213) 740-5116
Office: Bridge Hall 204L; Office Hours: MW 12:30-1:30pm
University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business, FBE
Bridge Hall 308
3670 Trousdale Pkwy.