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Ph.D. in Economics,

University of Minnesota, 2010









Evolution and Predictors of the Homicide Rate in Turkish Provinces: Evidence from Panel Data, 2019, Forthcoming in European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research.

Incarceration and Labor-Market Conditions of the Underclass An Empirical Investigation for US, 2019, Forthcoming in European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. (with Kerem Cantekin)

Informal economies around the world: measures, determinants and consequences, (2019), Eurasian Economic Review , 9 (2), 221-237. (with N. Ferda Erturk)

Socio-demographics, political attitudes and informal sector employment: A cross-country analysis, (2018) Economic Systems,42 (4), 556-568. (with Metin Basbay and Orhan Torul)

Sectoral Estimates of Informality: A New Method and An Application to Turkish Economy (2017), The Developing Economies, 55(4), 261-289. (with M. Burak Sezgin)

Extent and Growth Effects of Informality in Turkey: Evidence from a Firm-Level Survey. (2017), Singapore Economic Review, 62 (5), 1017-1038. (with Kerem Cantekin)

Informality and Structral Transformation (2017), Forthcoming in the Central Bank Review (with O. Erem Atesagaoglu and Deniz Bayram)

A Note on Informality and Public Trust (2017), Economics Bulletin, 37 (4), 2595-2601.

Determinants of Ticket Prices in Turkish Aviation Industry (2017), Journal of Yasar University, 2/48, 329-338. (with O. Erem Atesagaoglu and Oguz Oztunali)

TFP Growth in Turkey Revisited: The Effect of Informal Sector, (2017),  Central Bank Review, 17 (1), 11-17. (with O. Erem Atesagaoglu and Oguz Oztunali)

Religiosity and Fairness Perceptions (2016), Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 9 (3-4), 182-199. (with M.Y Gurdal and M. Yilmaz)

Is Informality a Barrier for Convergence? (2016), Economics Bulletin, 36 (4), 2556-2568.

Cyclicality of Labor Wedge and Informal Sector, (2014), Economics Letters, 136, 141-146. (with O. Erem Atesagaoglu)

Growth Effects of Inflation under the Presence of Informality. (2016)  Bulletin of Economic Research, 68 (4), 311-328. (with D. Asfuroglu)
Energy Consumption and the Size of the Informal Economy. Economics E-Journal. 2016-14. (with M. Basbay and O. Torul)

Shadow Economies in OECD Countries: DGE vs. MIMIC Approaches. Bogazici Journal. (2016) 30 (1), 51-75. (with F. Schneider)

Growth and Informality: A Comprehensive Panel Data Analysis. Journal of Applied Economics. (2016) 19 (2), 271-292. (with S. Birinci)

Intraocular Pressure Elevation after Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection: A Meta-Analysis, International Journal of Ophthalmology, 9 (1), 139-144.  (with Cansu Yüksel Elgin)

Underground Economy, (2015), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism.

Informality in a Dynamic Political Framework, (2015), Macroeconomic Dynamics , 19,  578-617.

Political Turnover, Taxes, and the Shadow Economy)

Pollution and Informal Economy, (2015), with Oguz Oztunali, Economic Systems, 38 (3), 333-349.

Tax Enforcement, Technology, and the Informal Sector, (2015), with Mario Solis-Garcia, 38, 97-120.

Technological Progress and Scientific Indicators: A Panel Data Analysis. (2015), with Selman Çakır, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 24 (3), 263-281.

Institutions, Informal Economy, and Economic Development (2014), with Oğuz Öztunalı,  Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade, 50 (4), 117-134.

Building human capital to set the Gazelles free: The informal economy, (2014), with M. Arouri and A.
Ben Youssef, published in One Billion People One Billion Opportunities: Building Human Capital in Africa, African Development Bank, pp. 85-97.

Homeownership, Informality and the Transmission of Monetary Policy, (2014), with R. Burak Uras, Journal of Banking and Finance, 49, 160-168.

Environmental Kuznets Curve for the Informal Sector of Turkey (1950-2009), (2014) with Oğuz Öztunalı, Panoeconomicus, 61 (4), 471-485.

Determinants of the Preference for Leisure, (2014), with Emekcan Yucel, Economics E-Journal, 2014-8.

Lurking in the Cities: Urbanization and the Informal Economy, with Cem Oyvat, (2013), Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 27, 36-47.

Is Informality a Barrier for Financial Development?, (2013), with R. Burak Uras, SERIEs, 4 (3), 309-331.

Wage-Productivity Gap in OECD Economies, (2013), with T. Umut Kuzubas, Economics E-Journal, 2012-21

Environmental Regulation, Pollution and the Informal Economy, (2013), with Ummad Mazhar, SBP Research Bulletin, 9 (1), 62-81.

Current Account Balances and Macroeconomic Volatility, (2013), with T. Umut Kuzubaş,. Economic Modelling, 33, 381-387.

Public Debt, Sovereign Default Risk and Shadow Economy, (2013), with R. Burak Uras, Journal of Financial Stability, 9 (4), 628-640.

Internet Usage and the Shadow Economy: Evidence From Panel Data, (2013), Economic Systems, 37 (1), 111-121.

Religion, Income Inequality, and the Size of the Government, (2013), with Turkmen Goksel, Mehmet Y. Gurdal, and Cüneyt Orman,  Economic Modelling, 30 (c), 225-234.

Cylicality of Shadow Economy, (2012), Economic Papers, 31 (4), 478-490.

A Theory of Economic Development with Endogenous Fertility, (2012), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 16 (5), 686-705.

Vergiler ve Kayıtdışı Ekonomi: Bir Değerlendirme ve Türkiye Örneği, (Taxes and Informal Economy: An Evaluation and Case for Turkey), (2012), METU Studies in Development, 39 (2), 237-258.

Unionization and Informal Economy
, (2012), Economics Bulletin, 32 (3), 2615-2623.

Can Sustained Economic Growth and Declining Population Coexist? Barro-Becker Children Meet Lucas, (2012), with Semih Tumen, Economic Modelling, 29 (5), 1899-1908.

Public Trust, Taxes and the Informal Sector, (2012), with Mario Solis Garcia, Bogazici Journal, Bogazici University, Department of Economics, vol. 26(1), pages 27-44.

Niçin Kayıtdışı Oluruz? (2011), İktisat ve Toplum, Sayı 7, 74-78.

Wage-Productivity Gap in Turkish Manufacturing Sector, (2012), with T. Umut Kuzubas, Iktisat Isletme ve Finans, vol. 27 (316), pages 09-31.

Not-quite-great depressions of Turkey: A quantitative analysis of economic growth over 1968 - 2004, (2011), with Deniz Cicek, Economic Modelling, vol. 28(6), pages 2691-2700.

Cyclicality of fiscal policy and the shadow economy, (2011), with Deniz Cicek Empirical Economics, vol. 41(3), pages 725-737, December.


Accounting for Turkish Business Cycles, (2011), with Deniz Cicek, Iktisat Isletme ve Finans, vol. 26(309), pages 09-32.