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Research

Published papers

  1. Health insurance coverage and risky health behaviors among young adults, 2017, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 17, 1-21.
  2. Charity ratings. 2016, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 25, 195-219. Media Coverage: JEMS Feature Article, Chronicle of Philanthropy
  3. Do minimum legal tobacco purchase age laws work?, 2016, Contemporary Economic Policy, 34, 415-429 (with C. Ertan Yörük).
  4. Health insurance coverage and self-reported health: New estimates from the NLSY97, 2016, International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 16, 285-295.
  5. The impact of restaurant smoking bans on dining out expenditures: Evidence from panel data, 2015, Journal of Urban Economics, 88, 38-49 (with D. Kim).
  6. Are generous people more likely to vote? Tax price effects of charitable giving on voting behavior, 2015, Annales d'Économie et de Statistique, 120, 345-373.
  7. Alcohol consumption and risky sexual behavior among young adults: Evidence from minimum legal drinking age laws, 2015, Journal of Population Economics. 28, 133-157 (with C. Ertan Yörük).
  8. Do charitable contributions crowd out political giving? The missing link between charitable and political contributions, 2015, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 15, 407-435.
  9. Can technology help to reduce underage drinking? Evidence from the false ID laws with scanner provision, 2014, Journal of Health Economics, 36, 33-46.
  10. Does giving to charity lead to better health? Evidence from tax subsidies for charitable giving, 2014, Journal of Economic Psychology. 45, 71-83. Media Coverage: Wall Street Journal, Pacific Standard, Deseret News National, Wall Street Journal, Newsmax
  11. Legalization of Sunday alcohol sales and alcohol consumption in the United States, 2014, Addiction, 109, 55-61.
  12. The impact of charitable subsidies on religious giving and attendance: Evidence from panel data, 2013, Review of Economics and Statistics, 95, 1708-1721.
  13. The impact of minimum legal drinking age laws on alcohol consumption, smoking, and marijuana use revisited, 2013, Journal of Health Economics, 32, 477-479 (with C. Ertan Yörük).
  14. Do charitable solicitations  matter?: A comparative analysis of fundraising methods, 2012, Fiscal Studies, 33, 467-487.
  15. The effect of media on charitable giving and volunteering: Evidence from the "Give Five" campaign, 2012, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 31, 813-836. Media Coverage: Stumbling and Mumbling Blog
  16. The impact of drinking on psychological well-being: Evidence from minimum drinking age laws in the United States, 2012, Social Science and Medicine, 75, 1844-1854 (with C. Ertan Yörük).
  17. Do fundraisers select charitable donors based on race and gender? Evidence from survey data, 2012,  Journal of Population Economics, 25, 219-243.
  18. Fundraising and optimal policy rules, 2012, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 14, 625-652 (with M. Mungan).
    Media Coverage: Economic Logic Blog
  19. The impact of minimum legal drinking age laws on alcohol consumption, smoking, and marijuana use: Evidence from a regression discontinuity design using exact date of birth, 2011,  Journal of Health Economics, 30, 740-752 (with C. Ertan Yörük).
  20. Charitable giving by married couples revisited, 2010, Journal of Human Resources, 45, 497-516.
  21. How responsive are charitable donors to requests to give?, 2009, Journal of Public Economics, 93, 1111-1117.
  22. The power of asking in volunteering: Evidence from a matched sample, 2008, Economics Letters, 99, 79-84.
  23. International regulations and environmental performance, 2008, Applied Economics, 40, 807-822 (with O. Zaim).
  24. Negative externalities, productivity growth, and the catching-up hypothesis, 2007, Applied Economics Letters, 14, 429-434.
  25. The Kuznets curve and the effect of international regulations on environmental efficiency, 2006, Economics Bulletin, 17, 1-7 (with O. Zaim).
  26. Productivity growth in OECD countries: A comparison with Malmquist indices, 2005, Journal of Comparative Economics, 33, 401-420 (with O. Zaim).
  27. Measuring the quality of life in European Union: The case of Turkey as a candidate country, 2003, International Journal of Social Economics, 30, 1162-1176 (with O. Zaim).

Chapters in edited books

  1. Working for free: Recent volunteering trends in the United States, 2011, Advances in Sociology Research, J.A. Jaworski (eds.), Nova Science, NY, 9, 219-231 (with C. Ertan).
  2. Human capital, innovation, and productivity growth: Tales from Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010, Progress in Economics Research Vol. 15, A. Tavidze (eds.), Nova Science, NY, 135-152.