Doç.Dr.Tolga Yuret



Ad : Doç. Dr. Tolga Yuret
Mezun Olunan Okul :Ph.D., Boston University
Ofis :E-207
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  • 2015-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Istanbul Technical University  

  • 2013-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Istanbul Technical University

  • 2010-2013: Instructor, Department of Management Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

  • 2004-2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Koç University


Economics of Education, Industrial Organization, Development Economics


  • Boston University, Ph.D. in Economics, June 2004 Thesis: “Essays on Group Based Redistribution in College Admissions and Government   Procurement”

  • Bogazici University, June 1998 with Highest Honors


  • [1] “An Economic Analysis of Color Blind Affirmative Action”, (with Roland Fryer and Glenn Loury), October 2008,  Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, vol 24 (2), 319-355

    [2] “Human Capital and Sorting Models Reconsidered”,  October 2010, Iktisat, Işletme ve Finans, vol 25 (295), 73-90

    [3] “Üniversitelere Öğrenci Yerleştirme Sisteminde Tercih Bildirimindeki Kısıtlamanın Etkileri” (with Kadir Doğan), 2010 Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi, vol 65 (2), 59-88 (in Turkish)

    [4] “Comparative Advantage and College Admissions in Turkey” (with Kadir Dogan), 2011 Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol 15, 1862-1865

    [5] “The Causes of Gender Inequality in College Education in Turkey" (with Kadir Dogan), 2011 Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol 15, 691-695

    [6] “Efficiency in a Monopolistic Betting Market”, 2013, Empirical Economics Letters, Vol 11 (1), 69-73

    [7] “Do Experts Know More About Soccer Betting?”, 2013, Empirical Economics Letters, Vol 12 (4), 447-452

    [8] “Publication Performance and Student Quality of Turkish Economics Departments” (with Kadir Dogan), 2013,  Sosyoekonomi Dergisi, (1), 71-86

    [9] “Vakıf Üniversitelerinde Ücretler”, 2013, Sosyoekonomi Dergisi, (2), 1-26 (in Turkish)

    [10] “Why Do Economists Publish Less”, 2014,  Applied Economics Letters, 21 (11) 760-762

    [11]  “Üniversitelere Yerleşmede Farklı Katsayı Uygulamasının Etkileri” (with Kadir Dogan), 2015, Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi: 70 (1), 59-88 (in Turkish)

    [12] “Interfield Comparison of Academic Output by Using Department Level Data”, 2015, Scientometrics: 105 (3), 1653-1664

    [13] “Is it Easier to Publish in Journals that have Low Impact Factors”, 2016, Applied Economics Letters, 23 (11), 801-803

    [14] “International Trade in Ideas”, 2016, Scientometrics, 107 (3), 899-916

    [15] “Students Trapped in the Centralized University Admissions System”, 2016, Economics Bulletin, 36 (1), 522-527

    [16] “Does Alphabetization Significantly Affect Academic Careers?”, 2016, Scientometrics, 108 (3), 1603-1619

    Media coverage:
    Times Higher Education, “End of alphabet surnames ‘do not harm careers’ ”, 2016, available online:
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    [17] “Interfield Equality: Journals versus Researchers”, 2016, Journal of Informetrics, 10 (4), 1196-1206

    [18] “An Analysis of the Foreign-Educated Elite Academics in the United States”, 2017, Journal of Informetrics, 11 (2), 358-370

    Media coverage:
    (i) Times Higher Education, “One in three top US professors educated overseas study finds”, 2017, available on-line: <>
    (ii) Kathimerini, “Greek professors a force to be reckoned with in US academia”, 2017, available on-line: < to-be-reckoned-with-in-us-academia>

    [19] “Do Researchers Pay Attention to Publication Subsidies?”, 2017, Journal of Informetrics, 11 (2), 423-434

    [20] “Birthday Effect”, 2018, Applied Economics Letters, 25 (13), 914-917

    [21] “Tenure and turnover of academics in six undergraduate programs in the United States”, forthcoming, Scientometrics

    [22] “Citation performance of publications grouped by keywords, titles and abstracts”, forthcoming, Data and Information Management

    [23] “Author-weighted impact factor and reference return ratio: can we attain more equality among fields?”, forthcoming, Scientometrics

    [24] “Citation performance of thirty keywords in economics”, forthcoming, Applied Economics Letters

    [25] “Path to Success: An analysis of US educated elite academics in the United States”, forthcoming, Scientometrics


  • Boston University, Presidential University Graduate Fellowship, 1998-2004
  • Demir Demirgil Award, Bogazici University, 1998


  • Undergraduate: Principles, Intermediate Micro, Intermediate Macro, Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Statistics, Game Theory
  • Graduate: Mathematics for Economists, Microeconomics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization


  • “Why Do Economists Publish Less?”
    • July 2014, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    • August 2014, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • “Do Experts Know More?”
    • May 2013, International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, US
  • “Comparative Advantage and College Admissions in Turkey” and “The Causes of Gender Inequality in College Education in Turkey”:
    • February 2011, World Conference on Educational Sciences
  • “Human Capital and Sorting Models Reconsidered” :
    • May 2009, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
    • July 2008, European Population Conference, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Restriction on Stating Preferences in College Admissions in Turkey” (with Kadir Dogan):
    • November 2007, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • May 2007, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • March 2007, AEFA meetings, Baltimore, USA
  • “Asymmetric Auctions with Preparatory Investment and Preferential Treatment”
    • February 2004, Koc University, Sabanci University and Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


Referee: Journal of Public Economic Theory, Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Southern Economic Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Public Economics, NSF Project Evaluation, External Phd Review.