Alpaslan Akay
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too h Akay Alpaslan Akay is an Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) where he also completed his Ph.D. in March 2008. His main research interests are Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Economics of Happiness, Migration, Microeconometrics and Monte Carlo Simulations.

He joined IZA as a Research Associate in September 2008 and became a Senior Research Associate in September 2011. After moving back to Sweden in September 2013, he remains affiliated with IZA as a Research Fellow. He is currently visiting IZA regularly as a Visiting Research Fellow.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
9726  Alpaslan Akay
Amelie F. Constant
Corrado Giulietti
Martin Guzi
Ethnic Diversity and Well-Being
(forthcoming in: Journal of Population Economics, 2016 doi:10.1007/s00148-016-0618-8. Pre-publication version available here)
9163  Alpaslan Akay
Olivier Bargain
Corrado Giulietti
Juan David Robalino
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Remittances and Relative Concerns in Rural China
(published in: China Economic Review, 2016, 37, 191–207 [journal version])
8215  Alpaslan Akay
Lisa Andersson
Peter Martinsson
Haileselassie Medhin
Positional Concerns among the Poor: Does Reference Group Matter? Evidence from Survey Experiments
(revised version published in: Journal of African Economics, 2014, 23(5), 673-699)
7862  Alpaslan Akay
Olivier Bargain
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Home Sweet Home? Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants
(published online before print in: Journal of Human Resources, March 2016)
6999  Alpaslan Akay
Olivier Bargain
Mathias Dolls
Dirk Neumann
Andreas Peichl
Sebastian Siegloch
Happy Taxpayers? Income Taxation and Well-Being
6732  Susana Ferreira
Alpaslan Akay
Finbarr Brereton
Juncal Cuñado
Peter Martinsson
Mirko Moro
Life Satisfaction and Air Quality in Europe
(published in: Ecological Economics, 2013, 88, 1-10)
6631  Alpaslan Akay
Corrado Giulietti
Juan David Robalino
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Remittances and Well-Being among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
(revised version published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2014, 12(3), 517-546 [Online Access])
6630  Alpaslan Akay
Amelie F. Constant
Corrado Giulietti
The Impact of Immigration on the Well-Being of Natives
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 103, 72–92. Pre-publication version available here)
6342  Alpaslan Akay
Peter Martinsson
Positional Concerns through the Life Cycle: Evidence from Subjective Well-Being Data and Survey Experiments
6179  Alpaslan Akay
Gökhan Karabulut
Peter Martinsson
The Effect of Religion on Cooperation and Altruistic Punishment: Experimental Evidence from Public Goods Experiments
(substantially revised version published as 'Cooperation and punishment: The effect of religiosity and religious festival' in: Economics Letters, 2015, 130, 43–46)
6172  Alpaslan Akay
Gökhan Karabulut
Peter Martinsson
The Effect of Religiosity and Religious Festivals on Positional Concerns: An Experimental Investigation of Ramadan
(published in: Applied Economics, 2013, 45 (27), 3914-3921)
6163  Alpaslan Akay
Melanie Khamis
The Persistence of Informality: Evidence from Panel Data
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 229 - 255)
5480  Alpaslan Akay
Olivier Bargain
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Relative Concerns of Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 81, 421-441)
4655  Alpaslan Akay
Dynamics of the Employment Assimilation of First-Generation Immigrant Men in Sweden: Comparing Dynamic and Static Assimilation Models with Longitudinal Data
(Substantially revised version is forthcoming in IZA Journal of Migration, 2016)
4563  Alpaslan Akay
Peter Martinsson
Sundays Are Blue: Aren’t They? The Day-of-the-Week Effect on Subjective Well-Being and Socio-Economic Status
4354  Alpaslan Akay
Peter Martinsson
Haileselassie Medhin
Does Positional Concern Matter in Poor Societies? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Rural Ethiopia
(revised version published in: World Development, 2012, 40 (2), 428 - 435)
4307  Fredrik Carlsson
Peter Martinsson
Alpaslan Akay
The Effect of Power Outages and Cheap Talk on Willingness to Pay to Reduce Outages
(revised version published in: Energy Economics, 2011, 33 (5), 790 - 798)
4225  Alpaslan Akay
Peter Martinsson
Haileselassie Medhin
Stefan T. Trautmann
Attitudes toward Uncertainty among the Poor: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia
(revised version published in: Theory and Decision, 2012, 73 (3), 453-464, [Open Access])
3943  Alpaslan Akay
The Wooldridge Method for the Initial Values Problem Is Simple: What About Performance?
(revised version published as 'Finite-sample comparison of alternative methods for estimating dynamic panel data models' in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2011, 27 (7), 1189-1204 [Early View])
3812  Alpaslan Akay
Peter Martinsson
Does Relative Income Matter for the Very Poor? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia
(published in: Economics Letters, 2011, 110(3), 213-215)
 

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