I am a Senior Economist at the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. 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 KC Fed.
NEW!!! “Job Polarization and the Natural Rate of Unemployment in the United States,” Economics Letters, December 2018. [download]
NEW!!! “The Cyclical Behavior of Labor Force Participation,” with Willem Van Zandweghe, August 2018. [download]
NEW!!! “Why Are Prime-Age Men Vanishing from the Labor Force?” Economic Review, First Quarter 2018. [download]
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Last Update: December 2018