Erdal Tekin

American University and NBER, USA, and IZA, Germany

I'm excited to be a part of this innovative project. I hope that policymakers and academics alike will find World of Labor a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor policy

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Professor, Department of Public Administration & Policy, American University, Washington, DC, USA

Research interest

Health economics, demographic economics, economics of crime

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to the World Bank

Past positions

Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, USA


PhD Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001

Selected publications

  • "Is there a link between foreclosure and health?" American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (Forthcoming) (with J. Currie).

  • "Understanding the cycle: Childhood maltreatment and future crime." Journal of Human Resources 47:2 (2012): 509–549 (with J. Currie).

  • "Ugly criminals." The Review of Economics and Statistics 92:1 (2010): 15–30 (with H. N. Mocan).

  • "Childcare subsidies, wages, and employment of single mothers." Journal of Human Resources 42:2 (2007).

  • "Nonprofit sector and part-time work: An analysis of employer-employee matched data on child care workers." The Review of Economics and Statistics 85:1 (2003): 38–50 (with H. N. Mocan).