Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel



Related Information

Email: Mevlude@Dal.Ca
Phone: 902-494-8011
Mailing Address: 
Department of Economics
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
6214 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Research Topics:
  • Labour economics
  • Development economics
  • Health economics

Teaching Experience

  • Applied Development Economics II, Graduate, Dalhousie University, Winter 2011, 2012, 2013,
  • 2014, 2018.
  • Honor's Thesis, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2017-
  • 2018 academic years.
  • Women and the Economy, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, Winter
  • 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018.
  • Labor Economics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, Fall 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, Winter 2010.
  • Principles of Microeconomics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, Fall 2013.
  • Principles of Macroeconomics, Undergraduate, University of Houston, Spring 2007.
  • Principles of Microeconomics, Undergraduate, University of Houston, Fall 2007.


Selected Awards and Honours

  • Economic Research Forum Grant, 2015 (with Belgi Turan).
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute Early Career Research Grant, 2014 (with Melanie Khamis and Mutlu
  • Yuksel)
  • Faculty of Science International Travel Grant, Dalhousie University, 2011.
  • Canadian Women Economists Network (CWEN), Travel Grant, 2011.
  • IZA Research Visit Grant, May 2011.
  • Dalhousie University New Faculty Research Grant, 2009-2011.
  • IZA Research Visit Grant, January-September, 2008.
  • University of Houston Research Grant, 2006, 2008-2009.
  • Graduate Tuition Fellowship, University of Houston, 2004 2009.
  • Cullen Supplemental Fellowship, University of Houston, 2004 2006.

Selected Publications

  • War during Childhood: The Long Run Effects of Warfare on Health", Journal of Health Economics, 53, May 2017, 117-130.
  • Women Make Houses, Women Make Homes" (with Melanie Khamis, Wesleyan University and Mutlu Yuksel, Dalhousie University), Forthcoming at Labour Economics.
  • Heterogeneity in the Long Term Effect of the Warfare" (with Mutlu Yuksel, Dalhousie University), Forthcoming at Economics and Human Biology, 27, Part A, November2017, pp. 126-136.
  • Do Legal School Leaving Rules Still A_ect Schooling and Earnings?", Social Science Research, January 2017, 61: 195{205.
  • For Better or for Worse: The Long-Term Effects of Postwar Mobilization on Family Formation" (with Melanie Khamis, Wesleyan University and Mutlu Yuksel, Dalhousie University),Applied Economics, 2016, 48(29): 2771-2784.
  • Intergenerational Persistence of Health: Do Immigrants Get Healthier as They Remain in the U.S. for More Generations?" (with Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University), Economics and Human Biology, 2016, 23: 136-148. Featured in VOXEU:
  • The Long-Term Direct and External Effects of Jewish Expulsions in Nazi Germany" (with Mutlu Yuksel, Dalhousie University), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2015, 7 (3): 58-85.Featured in Chicago Booth Review: 
  • Children of War: The Long-Run Effects of Large Scale Physical Destruction and Warfare on Children", Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49(3): 634-662.
  • Left Behind: Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in the Midst of HIV" (with Belgi Turan, Atilim University), Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26(4): 1523-1547.
  • The Effects of English Proficiency among Childhood Immigrants: Are Hispanics Different?" (with Hoyt Bleakley, Chicago University and Aimee Chin, University of Houston) in Lati-nos and the Economy: Integration and Impact in Schools, Labor Markets, and Beyond, David Leal and Stephen Trejo (eds.), New York: Springer, 2011.
  • Social Unrest in Impressionable Years and The Formation of Political Attitudes" (with Dozie Okoye and Mutlu Yuksel, Dalhousie University)(Under Review).
  • Do English Skills Affect Muslim Immigrants Economic and Social Integration Differen-tially?" (with Cahit Guven, Deakin University and Mutlu Yuksel, Dalhousie University)(Under Review).
  • Racial Disparity in Health Care and Homelessness in the United States" (with Zeynal Karaca and Herbert S. Wong, (US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) (Under Review).
  • Indian Ultrasound Paradox" (with Daniel Rosenblum, Dalhousie University), IZA Discussion Paper No.6273 (Under Review). Featured in Women's Human Rights and Migration: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws in the United States and India, Sital Kalantry, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
  • Exploiting Spatial and Temporal Variation in Nutrition at Birth, Using Data on Infant Mortality and Famines: A Study of Long-Run Health Effects," (with Gerard van den Berg and Katharina Walliczek, Mannheim University)


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Houston, May 2009 (with Distinction)
  • M.A. Economics, University of Houston, May 2007 (with Distinction)
  • B.S., Economics with minor in Mathematics, METU, Turkey, 2004 (magna cum laude)