N. Meltem Daysal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and a Research Fellow at IZA. She received her B.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in 2003, and her Ph.D. in Economics from University of Maryland, College Park in 2009.

Professor Daysal’s research lies at the intersection of health economics and labor economics. A big part of her work focuses on the effects of medical treatments on the socio-economic outcomes of recipients and their families. The main insight that emerges from her research is that even in developed countries with generous welfare systems medical treatments have far-reaching effects on family well-being by impacting the treated individual’s non-health outcomes (e.g., academic achievement, labor market outcomes) and by affecting other family members through changes in the allocation of time and financial resources within the family (e.g., sibling academic achievement, parental labor supply). Her research has received financial support from Independent Research Fund Denmark, Maryland Population Research Center, and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at SDU. Her research has been published in leading journals, including American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics and Journal of Public Economics.

Professor Daysal currently serves as an associate editor at Journal of Health Economics. She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in 2011.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13417
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Public Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9810
revised version published as 'Low-risk isn't no-risk: Perinatal treatments and the health of low-income newborns' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2019, 64, 55-67.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9086
substantially revised version published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2022, 104 (1), 1-16.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6879
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2015, 7(3), 28-50
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6418
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2012, 31 (4), 545-563
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6409
substantially revised version published as 'Spillover Effects of Drug Safety Warnings on Preventive Health Care Use' in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2015, 15(1), 179–208
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3508
published in: Labour Economics, 17:4 (August 2010), 710-722