CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND WORKER PRODUCTIVITY, October 16-17, 2015, Istanbul

 

Conference Program

Conference Poster

Conference Photographs
 

October 16, 2015 - 1st day:

Opening remarks

Sumru Altuğ, Koç University

Naci Mocan, Louisiana State University

 

Culture, Religiosity and Female Labor Supply

• Gökçe UysalBahçeşehir University, with Duygu Güner (University of Leuven)

Presentation

Discussant: Abdurrahman Aydemir, Sabancı University

Discussion

 

Son Preference, Fertility Decline and the Non-Missing Girls of Turkey

• Onur Altındağ, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Presentation

Discussant: Resul Cesur, University of Connecticut

Discussion

 

Education and Views on Gender Roles: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Turkey

• Asena Caner, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, with Çağla Ökten (Bilkent University)

Presentation

Discussant: Sezgin Polat, Galatasaray University

Discussion

 

Hit or Miss? Test Taking Behavior in Multiple Choice Exams

• Pelin Akyol, Bilkent University, with James Key (University of Western Australia) and Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University)

Presentation

Discussant: Seda Ertaç, Koç University

Discussion

 

The Impact of a Minimum Wage Increase on Employment and School Enrollment: Evidence from Turkey

• Ozan Bakış, Sabancı University, with Mehtap Hisarcıklılar (Staffordshire University) and Alpay Filiztekin (Sabancı University)

Presentation

Discussant: Asena Caner, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Discussion

 

The effects of Compulsory Military Service Exemption on Education and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

• Semih Tümen, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, with Huzeyfe Torun (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey)

Presentation

Discussant: Bilge Erten, Northeastern University

Discussion

 

October 17, 2015 - 2nd day:

The Effects of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Marriage and Births in Turkey

• Meltem Dayıoğlu Tayfur, Middle East Technical University, with Murat Kırdar (Boğaziçi University and IZA) and İsmet Koç (Hacettepe University)

Presentation

Discussant: Alper Dinçer, OECD

Discussion

 

The Rocky Road to Post-Compulsory Education in Turkey: Intergenerational Educational Mobility

• Ayça Akarçay-Gürbüz, Galatasaray University, with Sezgin Polat (Galatasaray University and GIAM)

Presentation

Discussant: Meltem Dayıoğlu Tayfur, Middle East Technical University 

Discussion

 

An Early Assessment of Extension of Compulsory School Attendance in Turkey: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

• Bilge Erten, Northeastern University, with Alper Dinçer (OECD)

Presentation

Discussant: Huzeyfe Torun, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

Discussion

   

• Burcu Düzgün, Marmara University

Does Lower Socio-Economic Status Make You Sick? Two-Period Life Cycle Model and Evidence from Turkey

Presentation

Discussant: Onur Altındağ, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Discussion

 

The Impact of Universal Primary Care Provision on Fertility and Mortality: Evidence from the Family Medicine Program

• Resul Cesur, University of Connecticut, with Pınar Mine Güneş (University of Alberta), Erdal Tekin (American University, IZA and NBER) and Aydoğan Ülker (Deakin University)

Presentation

Discussant: Bülent Anıl, Bahçeşehir University

Discussion