Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr

Mehmet Ali
Soytaş

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
  • Labor economics: inter-generational aspects of lifecycle decisions,effects of parental investment in children, persistence of income across generations
  • Inter-generational transfer of human capital, intergenerational mobility
  • Early childhood human capital; Econometrics: panel data, Dynamic discrete choice
  • Empirical Microeconomics: preference heterogeneity, health, family structure, wealth, income.

Education

PhD
University of Pittsburgh, Economics, 2011
Graduate
Marmara University, Economics, 2005
Undergraduate
Boğazici University, Civil Engineering, 2001


Research
  • “What Accounts for the Racial Gap in Time Allocation and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital?”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan and Mehmet Soytas (2014). [revision requested from the Journal of Political Economy]
  • “Estimation of Dynastic Lifecycle Discrete Choice Models”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan and Mehmet Soytas, St. Louis FED Working Paper 2015-020A (2015).[Under Review]
  • “What is the source of the intergenerational correlation in earnings?”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan and Mehmet Soytas, St. Louis FED Working Paper 2015-019A (2015). [Under Review]
  • “Intergenerational Mobility and Parental Time Investment in Children”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan and Mehmet Soytas, St. Louis FED Review Paper (2016). [Under Review]
  • “Time investment to the children: A possible explanation for the gender gap in the labor market (2016).” (supported by TUBITAK 3501 Grant No: 113K748) [Under Review]
  • “Corporate Sustainability: Empirical Evidence of Causality on Financial Performance”, Mehmet Soytas, Meltem Denizel, Damla Usar (2016) (supported by TUBITAK 1001 Grant No: 113K598) [Under Review]
  • “Can Heterogeneity in Reporting Behaviour Explain the Gender Gap in Self-Assessed Health Status?”, Dilek Kilic and Mehmet Soytas (2016). [Under Review]
  • “Gender Differences in Self Assessed Health Status: Cross-country Evidence from Turkey and the United States”, Dilek Kilic, Tekin Kose and Mehmet Soytas (2015). [Under Review]
  • Gender Differences in Self Assessed Health Status: Cross-country Evidence from Turkey and the United States”, Dilek Kilic, Tekin Kose and Mehmet Soytas (2015). [Under Review]
  • “A new Estimation Technique for Sovereign Default Risk”, Central Bank Review, Soytas Mehmet A., and Engin Volkan (Forthcoming) (supported by TUBITAK 1001 Grant No: 113K754)
  • “A Semi-Reduced Form Characterization of Sovereign Default Risk Models”, Finans Politik ve Ekonomik Yorumlar Dergisi, Soytas Mehmet A., and Volkan Engin, (Forthcoming).  (supported by TUBITAK 1001 Grant No: 113K754)
  • “Early Childhood Human Capital Investment in Children”, Marmara University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Journal, 38 (1), 295-317, Soytas Mehmet A., (2016).
  • “Corporate Sustainability Investments and Financial Performance Relationship in Turkey”, Mehmet Soytas, Meltem Denizel, Damla Durak Usar, İris Ersoy (2015). (supported by TUBITAK 1001 Grant No: 113K598) [revision requested from the METU Studies in Development]
  • “Family structure and Intergenerational Income Mobility”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan and Mehmet Soytas, Washington University at St. Louis Working Paper (2015).
  • “Home Hours, Returns to Education and the Education Gender Gap”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan and Mehmet Soytas, Washington University at St. Louis Working Paper (2015).
  • “The Complementarity and Substitution in Early and Late Investments in Children”, Ozyegin University Working Paper (2016).
  • “Quasi-experimental Evidence on Parental Time with Children”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan, Juan Pantano and Mehmet Soytas, Working Paper (2016).
  • “Intergenerational Persistence of Labor Market Earnings versus Wealth: The Role of Human Capital Transmission and Entrepreneurial Opportunity”, George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan, Andres Hincapie and Mehmet Soytas, Working Paper (2016).

 

Grants:

  • Principal Investigator, Turkish Science Foundation 3501 National Young Researchers Career Development Program (CAREER) Grant, Project Title: “Time investment to the children: A possible explanation for the gender gap in the labor market, policy recommendations.”, Grant No: 113K748, Duration: March 2014-May 2016, Amount: ~31,000 EUR
  • Co-Investigator, Turkish Science Foundation 1001, The Support Program for Scientific and Technological Research Projects Grant, Project Title: “A new estimation technique for sovereign default risk.”, Grant No: 113K754, with E. Volkan, Duration: March 2014-May 2016, Amount: ~46,000 EUR
  • Co-Investigator, Turkish Science Foundation 1001, The Support Program for Scientific and Technological Research Projects Grant, Project Title: “Sustainability in business: Constructing a merged dataset and economic theory based approach for modelling.”, with M. Denizel, Grant No: 113K598, Duration: March 2014-May 2016, Amount: ~75,000 EUR

Teaching

Microeconomics (ECON101), Managerial Statistics (EMBA) (MGMT 807), Econometrics (PhD)( MGMT 911)