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Published papers

  1. Age-based health insurance coverage policies and mental health, 2024, Journal of Population Economics, 37, Article 42, 1-26 (with Y. Han).
  2. Does public policy affect attitudes? Evidence from age-based health insurance coverage policies in the United States, 2023, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 205, 287-302.
  3. The effects of Medicare on health care utilization and spending among the elderly, 2022, American Journal of Health Economics, 8, 151-180 (with P. Chatterji and T. Nguyen).
  4. Early effects of COVID-19 pandemic-related state policies on housing market activity in the United States, 2022, Journal of Housing Economics, 57, 1-14.
  5. Health insurance and the boomerang generation: Did the 2010 ACA dependent care provision affect geographic mobility and living arrangements among young adults?, 2022, Contemporary Economic Policy, 40, 243-262 (with P. Chatterji and X. Liu).
  6. Keg registration laws, alcohol consumption, and alcohol related traffic fatalities among adolescents, 2021, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 82, 66-75 (with L. Xu).
  7. Aging out of dependent coverage and the effects on the use of inpatient medical care, 2020, International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 20, 381-390 (with T. Nguyen).
  8. The effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act dependent care provision on family structure and public program participation among young adults, 2019, Review of the Economics of the Household, 17, 1133- 1161 (with P. Chatterji and X. Liu).
  9. Effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act dependent care provision on participation in the military among young adults, 2019, Eastern Economic Journal (Special Issue on the ACA), 45, 87-111 (with P. Chatterji and X. Liu).
  10. Impact of ACA's dependent coverage mandate on health insurance and labor market outcomes among young adults: Evidence from regression discontinuity design, 2019, Eastern Economic Journal (Special Issue on the ACA), 45, 58-86 (with L. Xu).
  11. Health insurance coverage and health care utilization: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act's dependent coverage mandate, 2018, Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 21, 1-24.
  12. The impact of the false ID laws on alcohol consumption among young adults: New results from the NLSY97. 2018, Journal of Health Economics, 57, 191-194.
  13. Did legalization of Sunday alcohol sales increase crime in the United States? Evidence from seven states, 2018, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79, 816-825 (with J. Lee). Media Coverage: Vox
  14. Health insurance coverage and risky health behaviors among young adults, 2017, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 17, 1-21.
  15. Charity ratings. 2016, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 25, 195-219. Media Coverage: JEMS Feature Article, Chronicle of Philanthropy
  16. Do minimum legal tobacco purchase age laws work?, 2016, Contemporary Economic Policy, 34, 415-429 (with C. Ertan Yörük).
  17. Health insurance coverage and self-reported health: New estimates from the NLSY97, 2016, International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 16, 285-295.
  18. 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).
  19. 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.
  20. 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).
  21. 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.
  22. Can technology help to reduce underage drinking? Evidence from the false ID laws with scanner provision, 2014, Journal of Health Economics, 36, 33-46.
  23. 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, New York Post, Pacific Standard, Deseret News National, Wall Street Journal, Newsmax, Medical Daily
  24. Legalization of Sunday alcohol sales and alcohol consumption in the United States, 2014, Addiction, 109, 55-61.
  25. The impact of charitable subsidies on religious giving and attendance: Evidence from panel data, 2013, Review of Economics and Statistics, 95, 1708-1721.
  26. 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).
  27. Do charitable solicitations  matter?: A comparative analysis of fundraising methods, 2012, Fiscal Studies, 33, 467-487.
  28. 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,
    Nonprofit Quarterly
  29. 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).
  30. Do fundraisers select charitable donors based on race and gender? Evidence from survey data, 2012,  Journal of Population Economics, 25, 219-243.
  31. Fundraising and optimal policy rules, 2012, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 14, 625-652 (with M. Mungan).
    Media Coverage: Economic Logic Blog
  32. 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).
  33. Charitable giving by married couples revisited, 2010, Journal of Human Resources, 45, 497-516.
  34. How responsive are charitable donors to requests to give?, 2009, Journal of Public Economics, 93, 1111-1117.
  35. The power of asking in volunteering: Evidence from a matched sample, 2008, Economics Letters, 99, 79-84.
  36. International regulations and environmental performance, 2008, Applied Economics, 40, 807-822 (with O. Zaim).
  37. Negative externalities, productivity growth, and the catching-up hypothesis, 2007, Applied Economics Letters, 14, 429-434.
  38. The Kuznets curve and the effect of international regulations on environmental efficiency, 2006, Economics Bulletin, 17, 1-7 (with O. Zaim).
  39. Productivity growth in OECD countries: A comparison with Malmquist indices, 2005, Journal of Comparative Economics, 33, 401-420 (with O. Zaim).
  40. 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.