N. Meltem Daysal
Personal website: www.meltemdaysal.com
I am an applied microeconomist whose research lies at the intersection of health and labor economics. I am a member of the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) and a Research Fellow at IZA. I received my B.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in 2003, and my Ph.D. in Economics from University of Maryland, College Park in 2009. I currently serve as an associate editor at Journal of Health Economics.
Primary fields of research
Health Economics, Labor Economics
My ongoing work is inspired by policy debates concerning the tremendous increase in medical expenditures on the one hand, and the growing body of evidence on rising wealth inequality on the other hand. I focus on two areas: (1) the effects of health shocks on families and how medical interventions alleviate these effects, (2) the effects of housing wealth on society. In the vast majority of my research I use register data and I exploit natural experiments in order to identify causal effects.