Gulcin Gumus received her Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and she is currently an Associate Professor at the Florida Atlantic University. Her fields of specialization are health economics, labor economics, applied econometrics, and public economics. Her research interests include topics of health insurance, social insurance, and traffic safety.

She joined IZA as a Research Associate in 2002 and became a Research Fellow in 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 3952
revised version published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 2015, 30(3), 357–374

We investigate the effect of health insurance on labor market transitions in and out of self-employment as well as on the likelihood of being self-employed. We consider the role of individual health insurance coverage along with that from a spouse. Next, we examine a series of tax deductions granted to...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 942

This paper analyzes the importance of policy variables in the context of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application timing decision. Previously, we explicitly modeled the optimal timing of SSDI application using dynamic structural models. We estimated these models using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). This paper uses...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 941
revised version published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2004, [View]

This paper develops dynamic structural models - an option value model and a dynamic programming model - of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application timing decision. We estimate the time to application from the point at which a health condition first begins to affect the kind or amount of...