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 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.