I am a Senior Economist at the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Executive Director of the Kansas City Federal Statistical Research Data Center. I am also a System Affiliate at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. My research focuses on macroeconomics, labor economics, and health economics.

I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011. I also hold a B.S. degree in physics and a M.A. degree in economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Here is my profile at the Kansas City Fed.

Contact Information
E-mail: tuzemend@gmail.com

NEW!!! “How Many Workers Are Truly “Missing” From the Labor Force?” Kansas City Fed Economic Bulletin, May 2022. [download]

NEW!!! “Minimum Wage Increases and Vacancies,” with Marianna Kudlyak and Murat Tasci, 2022. [download]

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Last Update: May 2022