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A/Prof. Aydogan Ulker



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), , 2002

+61 3 924 43040


Dr Aydogan Ulker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Deakin Business School. Prior to joining Deakin in 2008, he was a research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. 

His main areas of research include health economics and labour economics. His research has been published in journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics,  Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Journal of Population Economics. He is currently working on issues relating to the economic analysis of health and well-being and the analysis of public policies concerning health and well-being.

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Research interests

  • Health Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Micro-Econometrics


  • American Economic Association
  • Royal Economic Society
  • Economics Society of Australia
  • Econometrics Society
  • European Society of Population Economics

Teaching interests

  • Labour Economics
  • Econometrics

Knowledge areas

Applied Microeconomics with a particular focus on Health and Labour Economics

Professional activities


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Socialized Healthcare and Women's Fertility Decisions

Resul Cesur, Pinar Gunes, Erdal Tekin, Aydogan Ulker

(2023), Vol. 58, pp. 1028-1055, Journal of Human Resources, Madison, Wisconsin, C1

journal article

Should Bads Be Inflicted All at Once, Like Machiavelli Said? Evidence From Life-Satisfaction Data

Paul Frijters, Chris Krekel, Aydogan Ulker

(2023), Vol. 205, pp. 1-27, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A tale of two life stages: The imprinting effect of macroeconomic contractions on later life entrepreneurship

P Sotirakopoulos, M Mount, C Guven, A Ulker, C Graham

(2023), Vol. 38, pp. 106313-106313, Journal of Business Venturing, C1

journal article

Effects of Affirmative Action on Educational and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from Nepal's Reservation Policy

Mukti Subedi, Shuddhasattwa Rafiq, Aydogan Ulker

(2022), Vol. 200, pp. 443-463, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Individual labour market transitions of Australians during and after the National COVID-19 Lockdown

Cahit Guven, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos, Aydogan Ulker

(2022), pp. 1-16, Applied Economics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Can natural gas save lives? Evidence from the deployment of a fuel delivery system in a developing country

R Cesur, E Tekin, A Ulker

(2018), Vol. 59, pp. 91-108, Journal of Health Economics, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Air pollution and infant mortality: evidence from the expansion of natural gas infrastructure

R Cesur, E Tekin, A Ulker

(2017), Vol. 127, pp. 330-362, Economic journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The value of socialized medicine: The impact of universal primary healthcare provision on mortality rates in Turkey

R Cesur, P Güneş, E Tekin, A Ulker

(2017), Vol. 150, pp. 75-93, Journal of Public Economics, C1

journal article

Body size at birth, physical development and cognitive outcomes in early childhood: evidence from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children

A Ulker

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 142-166, Education economics, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Win at all costs or lose gracefully in high-stakes competition? Gender differences in professional tennis

N Anbarci, J Lee, A Ulker

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 323-353, Journal of sports economics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Private Health Insurance Status and Utilisation of Dental Services in Australia

S Hopkins, M Kidd, A Ulker

(2013), Vol. 89, pp. 194-206, Economic Record, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal article

Determinants of maternity leave duration in Australia : evidence from the HILDA survey

A Ulker, C Guven

(2011), Vol. 87, pp. 399-413, Economic record, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal article

Wealth holdings and portfolio allocation of the elderly : the role of marital history

A Ulker

(2009), Vol. 30, pp. 90-108, Journal of family and economic issues, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Robustness in health research : do differences in health measures, techniques, and time frame matter?

P Frijters, A Ulker

(2008), Vol. 27, pp. 1626-1644, Journal of health economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Household composition and housing expenditures in rental-occupied and owner-occupied markets

A Ulker

(2008), Vol. 36, pp. 189-207, Family and consumer sciences research journal, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Household structure and consumption insurance of the elderly

A Ulker

(2008), Vol. 21, pp. 373-394, Journal of polulation economics, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Mental health and life satisfaction of young Australians : the role of family background

A Ulker

(2008), Vol. 47, pp. 199-218, Australian economic papers, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Non-standard work schedules and health outcomes in Australia : some evidence from the HILDA Panel

A Ulker

(2006), Vol. 9, pp. 417-445, Australian journal of labour economics, Perth, W. A., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Principal Supervisor

Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos

Thesis entitled: Essays on Labour Market Behaviour & Well-being

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

Associate Supervisor

Douglas Kazibwe

Thesis entitled: Essays on Civil Conflict, Education, and Women's Empowerment

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics


Mukti Subedi

Thesis entitled: Three Essays on Development and Energy Economics

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics


Yuksel Ayden

Thesis entitled: The Face of the Firm? CEO Facial Structure and Organizational Outcomes

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

Merve Kucuk

Thesis entitled: The Undisclosed Costs of Natural Disasters on Households and Governments

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics