Publications

 

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Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform," with Richard Boylan (NBER Working Paper No: 15535). ” Forthcoming in The Journal of Law, Economics & Organization.

Salaries and Work Effort: An Analysis of the European Union Parliamentarians," with Duha Altindag (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 17329). The Economic Journal, December 2013, Vol. 123; pp. 1130-67.

"Education, Cognition, Health Knowledge and Health Behavior," with Duha Altindag (revised version of NBER Working Paper No:17949); Forthcoming in The European Journal of Health Economics.

"Theft and Deterrence," with William Harbaugh and Michael Visser; Journal of Labor Research, Fall 2013, Vol 34(4); pp. 389-407.

Vengeance. The Review of Economics and Statistics, July 2013. Vol 95:3; pp. 969-82.

The Impact of Education on Health Knowledge,” with Duha Altindag and Colin Cannonier. Economics of Education Review, October 2011; Vol. 30:5, pp. 792-812.

Obesity, Self-esteem and Wages," with Erdal Tekin.  In Economic Aspects of Obesity, Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds.) Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2011.

Asymmetric Crime Cycles,” with Turan Bali. The Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2010; Vol. 92:4, pp. 899-911.

Ugly Criminals,” with Erdal Tekin. The Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2010; Vol. 92:1, pp. 15-30.

Joblessness and Perceptions about the Effectiveness of Democracy,” with Duha Altindag. Journal of Labor Research, Spring 2010; Vol. 31:2, pp. 99-123.

The Impact of Incentives on Human Behavior: Can We make It Disappear?  The Case of the Death Penalty," with Kaj Gittings.  in The Economics of Crime: Lessons for Latin America ; Rafael DiTella, Sebastian Edwards and Ernesto Schargrodsky (eds.) NBER/University of Chicago Press. 2010, pp. 379-418.

Do Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems Respond to Cigarette Prices?” with Lan Liang and Erdal Tekin. Southern Economic Journal, July 2009; Vol 76:1, pp.67-85.

Corruption, Corruption Perception, and Economic Growth,” in Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa: Institutions, Corruption and Reform, S. Sayan (ed.), London: Routledge, 2009.

What Determines Corruption? International Evidence from Micro Data,” (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 10460). Economic Inquiry, October 2008; Vol 46:4, pp. 493-510. (Click here to see the corruption index in Microsoft Excel format.)
 
The Determinants of the Willingness to Donate an Organ Among Young Adults: Evidence from the United States and the European Union,” with Erdal Tekin (NBERWorking Paper No: 11316).  Social Science and Medicine, August 2007; pp. 2527-38.

Can Consumers Detect Lemons? An Empirical Investigation of Information Asymmetry in the Market for Child Care,” (NBER Working Paper No: 8291). Journal of Population Economics, October 2007; Vol 20:4, pp. 743-780.

Guns and Juvenile Crime,” with Erdal Tekin. Journal of Law and Economics, October 2006, pp. 507-31.

Catholic Schools and Bad Behavior: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis, with Erdal Tekin. Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy, 2006; 5:1, Article 13.

"A Dynamic Model of Differential Human Capital and Criminal Activity," with Steve Billups and Jody Overland (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 7584). Economica, November 2005; 72. pp. 655-81.

Drugs and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from a Panel of Siblings and Twins,” with Erdal Tekin, in Substance Use: Individual Behavior, Social Interactions, Markets, and Politics, Bjorn Lindgren and Michael Grossman (eds.), Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005; pp. 91-120.

Economic Conditions, Deterrence and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from Micro Data,” with Daniel Rees. American Law and Economics Review. Fall 2005, 7:2, pp. 319-49.

Carrots, Sticks and Broken Windows,” with Hope Corman. Journal of Law and Economics, April 2005, 48:1; pp. 235-66.

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? An Analysis of Prisoners on Death Row in the United States,” with Laura Argys. Journal of Legal Studies; June 2004; 33:2, pp. 255-82.

The Demand for Medical Care in Urban China,” with Erdal Tekin and Jeffrey Zax. World Development, February 2004; 32:2, pp. 289-304.

Getting Off Death Row: Commuted Sentences and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment,” with Kaj Gittings, (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 8639). Journal of Law and Economics; October 2003; 46:2, pp. 453-78. Reprinted in The Economics of Crime, Isaac Ehrlich and Zhiqiang Liu (eds.) Edward Elgar, 2006.

“The Impact of Education, Social Capital, Ideology, and Institutions on Economic Development,” (in Turkish), in International Symposium on Ataturk and Contemporary Society; Istanbul: Turkiye Is Bankasi Kultur Yayinlari; 2003, pp. 212-19.

"Nonprofit Sector and Part-Time Work: An Analysis of Employer-Employee Matched Data of Child Care Workers,” with Erdal Tekin. The Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2003; 85:1, pp. 38-50.

"The Supply of Quality in Child Care Centers," with David M. Blau. The Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2002; 84:3, pp. 483-96.

“Economic Theories of Crime,” in Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, David Levinson (ed.); Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications; 2002, Volume: 2, pp. 597-603.

"A Time-Series Analysis of Crime, Deterrence and Drug Abuse in New York City,” with Hope Corman. The American Economic Review, June 2000; 90:3, pp. 584-604.

"Structural Unemployment, Cyclical Unemployment and Income Inequality," The Review of Economics and Statistics, February 1999; 81:1, pp. 122-34.

"The Economics of Substance Abuse in Context: Can Economics Be Part of an Integrated Theory of Drug Use?," with David W. Rasmussen and Bruce L. Benson. Journal of Drug Issues, 1998; 28:3, pp. 575-92.

“An Economic Analysis of Drug Use and Crime," with Hope Corman. Journal of Drug Issues, 1998; 28:3, pp. 613-29.

"Cost Functions, Efficiency and Quality in Day Care Centers." The Journal of Human Resources; Fall 1997. Vol. 32, Number 4, pp. 861-91.

"Credit Rationing, Deregulation and Race in Mortgage Lending in the United States: 1960-90," with W. James Smith and William Tevebaugh. Applied Economics, 1997;29, pp. 1337-42.

"Labor Market Conditions and the High School Dropout Rate: Evidence From New York State," with Daniel I. Rees; Economics of Education Review, 1997; Vol. 16, No. 2; pp. 103-9.

"Quality-Adjusted Cost Functions for Child_Care Centers," The American Economic Review, May 1995; 85:2, pp. 409-13.

"Accuracy and Rationality of State General Fund Revenue Forecasts: Evidence from Panel Data," with Sam Azad; International Journal of Forecasting, 1995; Vol. 11, pp. 417-27.

"Illicit Drug Use and Health: Analysis of New York City Birth Outcomes Using a Kalman Filter Model," with Kudret Topyan; the Southern Economic Journal, July 1995; 62:1, pp. 164-82.

"Is There a Unit Root in U.S. Real GNP? A Re-Assessment," Economics Letters, 1994, Vol. 45, pp. 23-31.

"Foreign Threats and Domestic Actions: The Case of Sanctions Against South Africa," with William H. Kaempfer, Anton D. Lowenberg and Lynne Bennett; in Justice Without Violence, Paul Wehr, Heidi Burgess and Guy Burgess (eds.) Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.; Boulder, Colorado; 1994, pp. 191-215.

"Real Wages over the Business Cycle: Evidence from a Structural Time-Series Model," with Kudret Topyan; Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1993, Vol. 55, No.4, pp. 363-89.

"Unemployment and Infant Health: Time-Series Evidence from the State of Tennessee," with Theodore Joyce; Journal of Human Resources, 1993, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 185-203.

"The Consequences and Costs of Maternal Substance Abuse in New York City: A Pooled Time-Series, Cross Section Analysis," with Theodore Joyce and Andrew Racine; Journal of Health Economics, 1992, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 297-314.

"Predicting the Price of Oil," with Ahmet Kocagil; in Oil in the 1980's: A Decade of Decline, Bernard S. Katz and Siamack Shojai (eds.) New York: Praeger Publishers, 1992, pp. 189-205.

"Homicide and Crack in New York City," with Hope Corman and Theodore Joyce; in Searching for Alternatives: Drug-Control Policy in the United States, Edward P.Lazear and Melvyn Krauss (eds.) Stanford, California: Hoover Institution Press,Stanford University, 1991, pp. 112-37.

"Age at Marriage, Divorce, Fertility and Labor Force Participation of Women: A TimeSeries Perspective," Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics; 1991, Vol:4, No.1, pp.1-16.

"Demand Shocks, Supply Shocks, and the Cyclicality of Real Wages," with Ahmet Baytas; Applied Economics, 1991, Vol. 23:7, pp. 1213-19.

"Business Cycles and Fertility Dynamics in the United States: A Vector-Autoregressive Model," Journal of Population Economics, 1990, Vol. 3, pp. 125-46.

"The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Adolescent Childbearing in New York City," with Theodore Joyce; American Journal of Public Health, March 1990, Vol. 80, No. 3,pp. 273-78.

 


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