Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008
A.B., University of Chicago, 2000
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts
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
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,
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
Fidan Ana Kurtulus' research explores a number of topics in labor economics, including
the organization of workers within firms, workplace diversity, impact of affirmative action
in employment, participatory workplace practices and employee ownership.
Economics 781: Ph.D. Labor Economics
Economics 341: Labor Economics
Economics 397N: Compensation, Incentives, and Productivity
honors & awards
Early Career Research Award, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012 - 2013
Chancellor's Junior Faculty Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
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
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
American Economic Review
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
"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,
"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", July 2010, submitted.
"How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions? Employee Ownership and Employment Stability" (with Douglas Kruse), May 2011.