Erdal Tekin is an economist with primary research interests in the fields of health economics and demographic economics. Within these fields, the main theme of his research is the economic analysis of risky behaviors and the consequences of prenatal and postnatal conditions and risk factors on the short and long-term outcomes of individuals on a multitude of domains including health, human capital, labor market, and crime. Aside from this main theme, he has also written and published numerous articles studying the impact of child care subsidies and other major welfare programs on parental and child wellbeing. His research has been funded by numerous organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Family Foundation, and the Danish Council for Independent Research, among others. He published in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Journal of Law and Economics. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Aside from his academic appointment at American University, he is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge Massachusetts, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, and an honorary professor of economics at Deakin University in Australia.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1121
published in: Economics Letters, 2005, 89 (1), 1-6
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1014
published in: Economic Inquiry, 2007, 45 (2), 233-250
IZA Discussion Paper No. 932
published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2006, 49(2), 507-532
IZA Discussion Paper No. 599
published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2006, 5(1), Article 13
IZA Discussion Paper No. 517
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 42 (2), 2007, 453-487
IZA Discussion Paper No. 432
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2004, 71 (2), 397-417
IZA Discussion Paper No. 408
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, 85 (1), 38-50
IZA Discussion Paper No. 383
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2007, 20 (4), 719 - 741