Merve Meral

Associate Professor



Liberal Arts 375


2008Michigan State UniversityPhD
2003Central Michigan UniversityM.A.
2001Bogazici UniversityB.A.


  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Methodologies used by economists to study the economics of health. Topics covered include market for health care, demand for insurance, demography and health, and cross-national comparisons of medical care systems.
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Survey of the American economy focusing on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Price determination in competitive and imperfectly-competitive markets. Applications in agricultural economics, legal prices, excise taxes, labor market issues, advertising, technological change, pollution and the environment, public goods, antitrust policy, international trade, and alternative economic systems.
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Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics

Select publications

Marta Lachowska, Merve Meral, and Stephen Woodbury (2016).
Effects of the Unemployment Insurance Work Test on Long-Term Employment Outcomes
Labour Economics , 41, 246-265.

Wayne Gray, Ronald Shadbegian, Chunbei Wang, and Merve Meral (2014).
Do EPA Regulations Affect Labor Demand? Evidence from the Pulp and Paper Industry
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , 68, 188-202.

Merve Meral and Stephen Woodbury (2014).
Health Insurance Tax Credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and Health Insurance Coverage of Single Mothers
Health Economics , 23, 501-515.

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