Naci Mocan is the Ourso Distinguished Chair of Economics at Louisiana State University, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate of TUSIAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Center of CUNY.
Professor Mocan's research concentrates on policy-relevant economic analysis, with an emphasis on health economics and law and economics. His current research agenda consists of the analysis of the determinants of illegal behavior such as crime and corruption, and the interplay between economic and cultural factors that determine market as well as non-market behavior. His research has been funded by various private foundations as well as government organizations, and has been published in a variety of academic journals. He is an associate editor of Journal of Population Economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010.