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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Publications

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
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