Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University

Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Dalhousie University, Canada. She is a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Households in Conflict Networks (HICN). Her research focuses on topics intertwining Labor Economics, Health Economics and Development Economics. Some of her research have analysed how childhood exposure to warfare, persecution, immigration, and compulsory schooling laws shapes individuals' long-term human capital formation. Her research also explores the potential legacies of early-life exogenous shocks caused by mother's poor health, disease environment within the community, warfare and sex-detection on children's health outcomes at birth and later in life.

Her work has been published in top general interest and specialized journals in economics including the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Population Economics, Economics and Human Biology and Applied Economics. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston in 2009 and her B.S. in Economics from METU, Turkey.

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