Research Fields

  • Development Economics (primary)
  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Gender and Development


Patriarchal Norms, Religion and Female Labor Supply: Evidence from Turkey (2015). World Development 76, 40-61. (Link)

Married Women’s Economic Independence and Divorce in the 19th and early-20th Century U.S. (with Daniel P. MacDonald). Social Science History, forthcoming.

Working Papers

Pronatalist Policies and Women’s Fertility Preferences in Turkey: Do Women Really Want (at least) Three Kids?

Women’s Labor Market Decisions and Empowerment in Turkey.

Targeting Women’s Employment: Do Employment Subsidies Work? Evidence from Turkey. (Anadolu International Conference in Economics 2015 Best Research Paper)

Work in Progress

Determinants of Domestic Violence: Evidence from Turkey.

Culture or Oil Curse: What Explains the Stagnation of Female Labor Force Participation in the Middle East?



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