Staff profile - Aydogan Ulker

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Dr Aydogan Ulker

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Department of Economics
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443040 +61 3 92443040



Current Employment: Senior Lecturer of Economics

Deakin University, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, July 2008-Present

Previous Employment: Research Fellow of Economics

Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, July 2003-July 2008


Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1995, Bogazici University, Turkey

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 1995, Bogazici University, Turkey 

Master of Science in Economics, 1998, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, 2002, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A


 American Economic Association

Royal Economic Society

Economics Society of Australia

Econometrics Society

European Society of Population Economics


Teaching Interests

Labour Economics, Econometrics, Health Economics 

Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE304 Labour Economics
MAE356  Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance

Knowledge areas

Labour Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics, Health Economics


Research interests

Health Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Microeconometrics



Selected Publications:

Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from the Expansion of Natural Gas Infrastructure. Forthcoming in Economic Journal (with Erdal Tekin and Resul Cesur).

Private Ancillary Health Insurance Status and Utilisation of Dental Services in Australia. Economic Record  , Vol. 89, Issue 285, pp. 194-206, 2013 (with Mike Kidd and Sandra Hopkins).

Determinants of Maternity Leave Duration in Australia: Evidence from the HILDA Survey,  Economic Record, Vol. 87, Issue 278, pp. 399-413, 2011 (with Cahit Guven).

Robustness in Health Research: Do Differences in Health Measures, Techniques, and Time Frame Matter? Journal of Health Economics, Volume 27, Number 6, December 2008, pp 1626-1644 (with Paul Frijters).

 Household Structure and Consumption Insurance of the Elderly. Journal of Population Economics, Volume 21, Number 2, April 2008, pp 373-394.

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