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Dr Cahit Guven



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2010
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), , 2008


Dr Cahit Guven is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Deakin Business School. His research areas are economics of happiness, economics of immigration, health and development economics. He has published 17 articles at academic journals including Demography, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and Health Economics. His research has been cited in Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. He teaches undergraduate statistics and econometrics as well as MBA classes. 

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Research interests

  • Economics of Happiness
  • Economics of Immigration
  • Health & Development Economics

Teaching interests


Units taught


Knowledge areas

Economics of Happiness; Economics of Immigration; Health & Development Economics. 

Media appearances

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Financial Times. 
  • SBS TV News. 
  • Channel 9 TV News
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Daily Mail
  • Yahoo! Finance News International
  • Canada CBC News
  • The Age
  • Herald Sun
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian


  • Direct and Indirect Skills Selection of Immigrants in the Australian Points system. 


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Australia's immigration selection system and labour market outcomes in a family context: evidence from administrative data

C Guven, L Tong, M Yuksel

(2020), Vol. 96, pp. 50-77, Economic record, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Retirement and unexpected health shocks

Bénédicte Apouey, Cahit Guven, Claudia Senik

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 116-123, Economics and human biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Do English skills affect Muslim immigrants' economic and social integration differentially?

C Guven, M Akbulut-Yuksel, M Yuksel

(2019), Vol. 95, pp. 279-300, Economic record, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Revisiting the relationship between marriage and wellbeing : does marriage quality matter?

B Chapman, C Guven

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 533-551, Journal of happiness studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Gender roles and the education gender gap in Turkey

A Caner, C Guven, C Okten, S Sakalli

(2016), pp. 1231-1254, Social indicators research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Financial integration: the role of tradable and non-tradable goods

C Guven

(2016), Vol. 53, pp. 345-353, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Height, aging and cognitive abilities across Europe

C Guven, W Lee

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 16-29, Economics and human biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Age at migration, language proficiency, and socioeconomic outcomes: evidence from Australia.

C Guven, A Islam

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 513-542, Demography, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Benefits of education at the intensive margin: childhood academic performance and adult outcomes among American immigrants

D Gevrek, Z Gevrek, C Guven

(2015), Vol. 41, pp. 298-328, Eastern economic journal, Basingstoke, Eng., C1

journal article

Life satisfaction and longevity: longitudinal evidence from the German socio-economic panel

C Guven, R Saloumidis

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 453-472, German economic review, Chichester, England, C1

journal article

Rain or shine: happiness and risk-taking

C Guven, I Hoxha

(2014), pp. 1-10, Quarterly review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Height and cognitive function at older ages: Is height a useful summary measure of early childhood experiences?

C Guven, W Lee

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 224-233, Health Economics (United Kingdom), C1

journal article

Engaging in corruption: The influence of cultural values and contagion effects at the microlevel

W Lee, C Guven

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 287-300, Journal of Economic Psychology, C1

journal article

Subjective Well-Being: Keeping Up with the Perception of the Joneses

C Guven, B Sørensen

(2012), Vol. 109, pp. 439-469, Social Indicators Research, C1-1

journal article

Reversing the question: Does happiness affect consumption and savings behavior?

C Guven

(2012), Vol. 33, pp. 701-717, Journal of Economic Psychology, C1-1

journal article

You can't be happier than your wife. Happiness gaps and divorce

C Guven, C Senik, H Stichnoth

(2012), Vol. 82, pp. 110-130, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, C1-1

journal article

Are Happier People Better Citizens?

C Guven

(2011), Vol. 64, pp. 178-192, Kyklos, 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, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Developing Climate Inclusive Potential Loss and Damage Assessment Methodology for Flood Hazards

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Dr Cahit Guven

  • 2019: $4,361
  • 2018: $2,594
  • 2017: $4,242
  • 2016: $5,177
  • 2015: $9,599


Associate Supervisor

Nourin Shabnam

Thesis entitled: Essays on Early-Life Malnutrition and Adulthood Socioeconomic Outcomes: Bangladesh Evidence

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics


Muhammad Iqbal Anjum

Thesis entitled: Economic Effects of the External Debt Crisis for Pakistan

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance