A/Prof. Aydogan Ulker



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), , 2002


Dr Aydogan Ulker is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Prior to joining Deakin in 2008, he was a research fellow at 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 The Economic Journal, The Journal of Health Economics, and The Journal of Population Economics. He is currently working on issues relating to the economic analysis of health and mortality outcomes and the analysis of public policies concerning health and mortality.

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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


  • Can Natural Gas Save Lives? Evidence from the Deployment of a Fuel Delivery System in a Developing Country', 31st Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), University of Strathclyde, Scotland, 14-17 June 2017.

Professional activities


  • Issues relating the economic analysis of health and mortality outcomes and the analysis of public policies concerning health and mortality.
  • Highway Infrastructure Improvements and Traffic Accidents, Deaths, Injuries: Evidence from Divided Road Expansion Program in Turkey, with Erdal Tekin, Resul Cesur and Mehmet Ulubasoglu.
  • Socialized Medicine Empowers Women in a Conservative Society: The Effect of Universal Primary Healthcare Provision on Fertility Rates in Turkey with Pinar Mine Gunes, Erdal Tekin and Resul Cesur.


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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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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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

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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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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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

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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

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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, C1

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

A Ulker, C Guven

(2011), Vol. 87, pp. 399-413, Economic Record, C1

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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, C1

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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, C1

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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, C1-1

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Household structure and consumption insurance of the elderly

A Ulker

(2008), Vol. 21, pp. 373-394, Journal of Population Economics, C1-1

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

A Ulker

(2008), Vol. 47, pp. 199-218, Australian Economic Papers, C1-1

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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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