Faculty/Staff Directory

Faculty/Staff Directory

First Name
Erkmen Giray

Last Name
Aslim

Erkmen Giray Aslim

Email
aslime@gvsu.edu

Title
Assistant Professor

Office
3008 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7349

Department
  • Economics

Expertise
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics

Biography

Erkmen Giray Aslim is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He has held a faculty position at Minerva Schools at KGI, Claremont Colleges and a postdoctoral research associate position in the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Lehigh University in 2018.

Dr. Aslim’s primary substantive field of research is applied microeconomics, with a special focus on health economics, labor economics, and public economics. His research mainly focuses on the impact of public health insurance on labor market and health outcomes, and criminal behavior. Most recently, his work explores the effects of COVID-19 on access to health care among inmates. His quotes and writings have appeared in The Appeal, WGVU News PBS, Michigan Radio NPR, Holland Sentinel, the Center for American Progress, among other national and regional media outlets. 

https://www.erkmengirayaslim.com

Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Lehigh University (2018)
  • M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire (2014)
  • M.A., Economics, Bilkent University (2013)
  • B.A., Economics, Bilkent University (2011)

Teaching Areas
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Economics

Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Erkmen Giray Aslim, “Public Health Insurance and Employment Transitions.”  Labour Economics, forthcoming.
  2. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Murat C. Mungan, Carlos I. Navarro, and Han Yu, "The Effect of Public Health Insurance on Criminal Recidivism."  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, forthcoming.
  3. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Irina B. Panovska, and M. Anil Tas, "Macroeconomic Effects of Maternity Leave Legislation in Emerging Economies."  Economic Modelling, 100:105497, 2021. 
  4. Erkmen Giray Aslim and Murat C. Mungan, “Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment During COVID-19: Implications from Reduced Local Jail Populations,” Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 119108147, 2020.
  5. Erkmen Giray Aslim, "The Relationship Between Health Insurance and Early Retirement: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act," Eastern Economic Journal 45: 112-140, 2019.
  6. Erkmen Giray Aslim and Bilin Neyapti, "Optimal Fiscal Decentralization: Redistribution and Welfare Implications," Economic Modelling 61: 224-234, 2017.

WORKING PAPERS   

  1. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Murat C. Mungan, and Yijia Lu “Inmate Assistance Programs: Toward a Less Punitive and More Effective Criminal Justice System.” Under review.
  2. Erkmen Giray Aslim and Bilin Neyapti, “Fiscal Decentralization, Political Heterogeneity and Welfare.” Under review.
  3. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Shin-Yi Chou, and Kuhelika De “Business Cycles and Healthcare Employment”

WORK IN PROGRESS

  1. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Murat C. Mungan, and Han Yu “Revisiting the Effect of Medicaid on Criminal Recidivism”
  2. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Wei Fu, and Chia-Lun Liu, "State Vaccination Policies, Delayed Care, and Health Expenditures"
  3. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Manuel Hoffmann, Ruixin Jia, Murat C. Mungan, and Marco A. Palma “Social Connection as a Determinant of Labor-Leisure Choices” Field experiment in progress.
  4. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Murat C. Mungan, and Han Yu, "Income and Criminal Recidivism"
  5. Erkmen Giray Aslim and Bilin Neyapti, “Understanding Fiscal Decentralization.” Book under contract with Edward Elgar.
  6. Erkmen Giray Aslim and Shin-Yi Chou, "Woodwork Effects and Medicaid Enrollment."
  7. Erkmen Giray Aslim and Muzhe Yang, “The Long-Term Impact of Temporary Disability Insurance.”

Other Publications

  1. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Daniel Montanera and Gerry Simons, Health Check 2022: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan (vol. 13). Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Valley State University.
  2. Erkmen Giray Aslim and Carlos I. Navarro, “Pandemic Misery Index: Economic and Health Implications of COVID-19 in West Michigan,” Seidman Business Review, 27(1): 6-8, 2021.
  3. Erkmen Giray Aslim, Daniel Montanera and Gerry Simons, Health Check 2021: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan (vol. 11). Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Valley State University.

Columns, Blog Posts, Research Briefs, Interviews/Podcasts

  1. “Health care reform could reduce criminal recidivism,” 12/09/2021, TV interview, CGTN America
  2. “Top of Mind Radio and Podcast Interview with Julie Rose,” 03/02/2021, Sirius XM, BYU Radio
  3.  “Let’s Go There Radio and Podcast Interview with Ryan Mitchell and Shira Lazar,” 02/16/2021, Channel Q

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