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.

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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
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