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.
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