Aysit Tansel is a professor of Economics at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. She received her BS from Middle East Technical University with high honors, her MA from University of Minnesota and her Ph.D. from State University of New York. She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Cornell University during 2011-2012.She was a research fellow at the Yale University during 1990-1993. She is also a research fellow of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo. Her main area of interest is labor economics with a focus on economics of education, empirical models of economic growth with emphasis on health and education and educational inequalities and gender gap in education and economic growth, returns to education, private tutoring, economics of gender, labor force participation and unemployment. Examples of her publications are “Job Satisfaction in Britain: Individual and Job Related Factors” (joint with Ş. Gazioğlu), Applied Economics(2006); “Brain Drain from Turkey: An Investigation of Students’ Return Intention” (joint with N. D. Güngör)Applied Economics (2008); "Determinants of Schooling Attainment for Boys and Girls in Turkey: Individual, Household and Community Factors", Economics of Education Review (2002); "Wage and Labor Supply Effects of Illness in Cote d’lvoire and Ghana: Instrumental Variables Estimates for Days Disabled" (joint with T.P. Schultz) Journal of Development Economics (1997); "Schooling Attainment, Parental Education and Gender in Cote d’lvoire and Ghana", Economic Development and Cultural Change (1997); “Hazard Analysis of Unemployment Duration by Gender in a Developing Country: The Case of Turkey” (joint with M.Taşçı). Labour: Review of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations (2010);

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12238
Harry A. Patrinos, George Psacharopoulos, Aysit Tansel
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11173
Frédéric Docquier, Aysit Tansel, Riccardo Turati
forthcoming in: International Migration Review, 2019.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11053
Luis A. Gil-Alana, Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir, Aysit Tansel
published in: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2018, 55 (1), 201-217.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10491
Deniz Karaoğlan, Aysit Tansel
forthcoming as 'Determinants of BMI Index in Turkey: A Quantile Regression Anaysis from a Middle Income Country' in: Bogazici University Journal, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10178
revised version published as 'Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis , Added and Discouraged Workers in Canada' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2018, 39(7), 929-936.