I am a Senior Economist at the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. I am also the Executive Director of the Kansas City Federal Statistical Research Data Center. 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!!! “Disappearing Routine Occupations and Declining Prime-Age Labor Force Participation,” November 2019. [download]

NEW!!! “Women are Driving the Recent Recovery in Prime-Age Labor Force Participation,” with Thao Tran, Kansas City Fed Economic Bulletin, December 2019. [download]

NEW!!! “The Uneven Recovery in Prime-Age Labor Force Participation,” with Thao Tran, Kansas City Fed Economic Review, Q3 2019. [download]

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Last Update: December 2019