Bulent Anil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Bahcesehir University, Istanbul. He received his B.Sc from Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He received his M.A and his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University in 2007. His research interests are Labor Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Public Policy Evaluations.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2012.
Measuring the gender peer effects on student achievement has recently attracted a lot of attention in the literature. Yet, the results are inconclusive. A substantial amount of research shows that having relatively more girls in a division increases the academic achievement of all students. Nevertheless, the identification of pure gender...