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Fidan Kurtulus


Fidan Ana Kurtulus
Associate Professor
912 Thompson
(413) 545-2512
web site:  people.umass.edu/fidan
fidan@econs.umass.edu

education:

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008
A.B., University of Chicago, 2000

professional experience

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013-present
Wertheim Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2013-present
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2012 - present
Research Coordinator, LERA Employment Policy Research Network, 2011 - present
Beyster Fellow, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, 2009-2010
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007-2013
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Cornell University, 2005-2007
Research Intern, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2005
Research Assistant to Professor Francine D. Blau, Department of Economics and School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2002-2005
Research Assistant to Professors Michael Waldman and Jed L. DeVaro, Department of Economics and School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2004
Research Economist, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2002
Research Intern, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Economic Research Division, 1999
Research Assistant to Professor James J. Heckman, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1998-1999

research interests

Fidan Ana Kurtulus' research explores a number of topics in labor economics, including the organization of workers within firms, participatory workplace practices and employee ownership, the causes and consequences of workplace diversity, and the long-term effects of affirmative action legislation on the U.S. employment landscape since the Civil Rights Movement.

teaching

Economics 781: Ph.D. Labor Economics
Economics 341: Labor Economics
Economics 397N: Compensation, Incentives, and Productivity
Economics 397EC: Economics of Cooperative Enterprise

honors & awards

Early Career Research Award, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012 - 2013
Chancellor's Junior Faculty Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010-2012
J. Robert Beyster Fellow, Rutgers University, 2009-2010
Cornell University Fellowship, 2002-2008
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Competition Honorable Mention
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago
Student Marshal of the University of Chicago

grants

National Science Foundation Grant, 2013-2016
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012-2014
Healey Endowment Grant, 2012-2013
SADRI Social Science Research Scholar Grant, 2012-2013
Michael W. Huber Fellowship Grant, 2011
Proposal Preparation Grant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011
Sheridan-Barber Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
Mellon Foundation Mutual Mentoring Individual Micro Grant, 2008 - 2009
Mellon Foundation Mutual Mentoring Departmental Grant, 2008 - 2009
University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Travel Grants, 2008, 2009, 2011

affiliations

American Economic Review
Econometric Society
Society of Labor Economists
Labor and Employment Relations Association
International Association for the Economics of Participation
Eastern Economic Association
Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
Western Economic Association

Selected publications

"An Empirical Analysis of Risk, Incentives and the Delegation of Worker Authority" (with Jed L. DeVaro), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 63, No. 4 (July 2010), pp. 641-661.

"What Types of Diversity Benefit Workers? Empirical Evidence on the Effects of Co-Worker Dissimilarity on the Performance of Employees", Industrial Relations, Vol. 50, No. 4. (October 2011), pp. 678-712.

"Worker Attitudes Towards Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing and Variable Pay", (with Douglas Kruse and Joseph Blasi), Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor Managed Firms, Vol. 12, 2011, pp. 143-168.
 
"Affirmative Action and the Occupational Advancement of Minorities and Women During 1973-2003", Industrial Relations, forthcoming.

"Do Women Top Managers Help Women Advance? A Panel Study Using EEO-1 Records" (with Don Tomaskovic-Devey), Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, forthcoming.

"Risk Preferences, Compensation Risk, and Worker Outcomes" (with Douglas Kruse and Joseph Blasi), 2011 Annual LERA Research Volume: Employee Ownership and Shared Capitalism: New Directions and Debates for the 21st Century, Cornell University ILR Press, 2011, pp. 147-176.

"What Types of Organizations Benefit from Team Production, and How Do They Benefit?" (with Jed L. DeVaro), Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor Managed Firms, Vol. 9, 2006, pp. 3-56 (lead article).

"The Impact of Affirmative Action on the Employment of Women and Minorities Over Three Decades: 1973-2003", in progress.

"How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions? Employee Ownership and Employment Stability" (with Douglas Kruse), in progress.

"The Impact of Eliminating Affirmative Action on Minority and Female Employment and Occupational Representation: A Natural Experiment Approach Using State-level Affirmative Action Laws", in progress.



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