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.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9359
Aysit Tansel, Halil Ibrahim Keskin, Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir
published in: Empirical Economics, First Online: 27 February 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9263
published in: B. Christiansen and M. Erdogdu (eds.), Comparative Economics and Regional Development in Turkey, 2015, 106 - 126.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9262
published in: P.E. Thomas, M. Srihari and S. Kaur (eds.): Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2015, Ch. 8
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9162
published in: Journal of Economic Studies, 2016, 43 (2), 309 - 335.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8834
published in Applied Economics Letters, 2016, 23 (3), 184-187
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8669
Aysit Tansel, Basak Dalgic, Aytekin Güven
published in: Social Indicators Research, 2019, 142 (1), 107-129.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8377
Published in: Sosyoekonomi, 24(28): 147-174.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8343
Published in: International Review of Education, 2015, 60 (5): 683-701.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8036
Published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2015, 4 (1).
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7724
published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2015, 51(4), 407-421
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7639
Published in: J. Aurini, S. Davies and J. Dierkes (Eds.): Out of the Shadows: The Global Intensification of Supplementary Education (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 22) Emerald Group. pp.23 – 66.Out of the Shadows? An Introduction to World-Wide Supplementary Education (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 22), 2014, 23-66
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7599
published in: Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, 2013, 2, 1-23.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7308
Published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2014, 35(8): 1260-1275.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6627
the first part was published as 'Tourism Driven Migration to Southwestern Turkey' in: Bogazici Journal, 2017, 31 (1). 23-42. the second part was published as 'Analysing Internal Migration to Antalya and Mugla Through Gravity Modelling' in: Sosyoekonomi, 2018, 26 (37), 117-126.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6626
substantially revised version published as 'Private Tutoring and Equitable Opportunities in Turkey: Challenges and Policy Implications' in: Mark Bray and André E. Mazawi (eds.), Private Tutoring Across the Mediterranean - Power Dynamics and Implications for Learning and Equity, Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 2013, Chapter 11, 177-186
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6556
Published in: Research On Economic Inequality, Volume, F24. Editors: John A. Bishop and Juan Gabriel Rodriguez. (pp. 123-156). ISSN: 1049-2585/
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6532
published in: Journal of Economic Studies, 2013, 40 (6), 794-821.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6271
Published in: Journal of Economic Studies, 44 (4): 617-635.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6063
published in: Bulletin of Economic Research, 2013, May, 65(S1): s142-s164.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5907
published in: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 2014, 13, 347-378.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5417
Aysit Tansel, Fatma Bircan
published in: Review of Economic Development, 2012, 16 (1), 107-121
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5376
Aysit Tansel, Pınar Yaşar
published in: Migration Letters, 2010, 7 (2), 132-143
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4844
Aysit Tansel, H. Mehmet Tasci
published in: Labour, 2010, 24 (4), 501-530
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3466
published in: Institutions and Economic Development: Selected Papers from the ERF 14th Annual Conference, Economic Research Forum, Cairo, Egypt, 2008, 147-164
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3461
published in: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2009, 45(3), 21-34
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2881
published in: Electoral Studies, 2007, 26: 633-647
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2617
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2008, 29 (4), 323-347
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2287
published in: Applied Economics, 40 (23), 2008, 3069 - 3087
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1614
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2006, 27(7), 604-623
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1598
substantially revised version published as 'Brain Drain from Turkey: Return Intentions of Skilled Migrants' in: International Migration, 2012, 52(5), 208-226
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1262
published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2005, 53 (2), 453-477
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1258
Aysit Tansel, H. Mehmet Tasci
substantially revised version published as 'Hazard Analysis of Unemployment Duration by Gender in a Developing Country: The Case of Turkey' in: Labour, 2010, 24 (4), 501-530
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1255
Aysit Tansel, Fatma Bircan
revised version published as 'Demand for education in Turkey: A tobit analysis of private tutoring expenditures' in: Economics of Education Review, 2006, 25, 303-313