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Onur Altindag

Assistant Professor, Economics
Research Affliate, Households in Conflict Network
Research Fellow, Economic Research Forum (ERF)
Research Associate , Development Analytics
Visiting scientist , Harvard University Center for Population and Development Studies
Research affiliate , Value of Vaccination Research Network
PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2016
Master of Arts , University Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Galatasaray University, 2007
Office: Adamian Academic Center 181 | 781.216._7111 | oaltindag@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.216._7111
                       


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Teaching Interests

Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics, Health Economics, Development Economics

Research Interests

Health Economics, Development Economics

Consulting/Practice Interests

International Humanitarian Organizations (UNHCR & WFP)

Professional Links

http://onuraltindag.info
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ds24wSAAAAAJ&hl=en

Awards and Honors

2016, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship , Harvard University
2014, Information Technology Fellowship , Zicklin’s Online Learning and Evaluation Initiative, Baruch College, CUNY.
2010, Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship , The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Altindag, R. O., O'Connell, S. D., Sasmaz, A., Balcioglu, Z., Cadoni, P., Jerneck, M., Foong, A. K. (2021). Regular Targeting humanitarian aid using administrative data: Model design and validation. Journal of Development Economics, 148. (link)

Altindag, R. O., Kaushal, N. (2020). Do refugees impact voting behavior in the host country? Evidence from Syrian refugee inflows to Turkey Public Choice, 1-30. (link)

Altindag, R. O., Bakış, O., Rozo, S. V. (2020). Blessing or burden? Impacts of refugees on businesses and the informal economy Journal of Development Economics, 146, 102490. (link)

Altindag, R. O., Joyce, T. J., Reeder, J. A. (2019). Can Nonexperimental Methods Provide Unbiased Estimates of a Breastfeeding Intervention? A Within-Study Comparison of Peer Counseling in Oregon Evaluation Review, 43 (3-4), 152-188. (link)

Kobayashi, L. C., Altindag, R. O., Truskinovsky, Y., Berkman, L. F. (2019). Effects of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Subjective Well-Being in the US Adult Population, 2010–2016. American Journal of Public Health, 109 (9), 1236-1242. (link)

Joyce, T., Remler, D. K., Jaeger, D. A., Altindag, R. O., O'Connell, S. D., Crockett, S. (2017). On Measuring and Reducing Selection Bias With a Quasi-Doubly Randomized Preference Trial. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 36 (2), 438-459. (link)

Altindag, R. O., Joyce, T. (2017). Judicial Bypass for Minors Seeking Abortions in Arkansas Versus Other States. American Journal of Public Health, 107 (8), 1266-1271. (link)

Altindag, R. O. (2016). Son Preference, Fertility Decline, and the Nonmissing Girls of Turkey. Demography, 53 (2), 541-566. (link)

Joyce, T., Crockett, S., Jaeger, D. A., Altindag, O., O'Connell, S. D. (2015). Does classroom time matter? Economic of Education Review , 46, 64-77. (link)

Reeder, J. A., Joyce, T., Sibley, K., Arnold, D., Altindag, O. (2014). Telephone Peer Counseling of Breastfeeding Among WIC Participants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics, 134 (3), E700-E709.

Conference Presentations

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Unconditional cash-based assistance to the poor: What do at-scale programs achieve?" Presented at the Bentley University Economics Seminar .

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Mental Health Costs of Lockdowns: Evidence from Age-specific Curfews in Turkey." Presented at the Bentley University Humanities Seminar .

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the Conference on Forced Displacement, Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, Copenhagen.

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy." Presented at the Emory University 's Economics Department Seminar , Atlanta.

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Unconditional cash-based assistance to the poor: What do at-scale programs achieve?" Presented at the Economics Department Seminar, University of Connecticut.

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Mental Health Costs of Lockdowns: Evidence from Age-specific Curfews in Turkey." Presented at the Fifth Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop .

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Unconditional cash-based assistance to the poor: What do at-scale programs achieve?" Presented at the Middle East Economic Association Annual Meeting .

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Mental Health Costs of Lockdowns: Evidence from Age-specific Curfews in Turkey." Presented at the NBER Health Economics Program 2020 Fall Meeting.

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Targeting Humanitarian Aid Using Administrative Data: Model Design and Validation." Presented at the PAA 's Population Association of America.

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Targeting Humanitarian Aid Using Administrative Data: Model Design and Validation." Presented at the Bogazici University's Remote Seminar in Economics .

Altindag, R. O. (2020). "Unconditional cash-based assistance to the poor: What do at-scale programs achieve?" Presented at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Basic Assistance Group Meeting.

Altindag, R. O. (2019). "Do vaccines mitigate the long-term impact of poor health at birth?" Presented at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies's Harvard School of Public Health, Friday lunch seminar, Boston.

Altindag, R. O. (2019). "Do vaccines mitigate the long-term impact of poor health at birth?" Presented at the International Health Economics Association's International Health Economics Association Annual Meeting, Basel Switzerland .

Altindag, R. O. (2019). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy's IZA Annual Migration Meeting, Dublin/Ireland.

Altindag, R. O. (2019). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the Population Association of America 's Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Austin/Texas.

Altindag, R. O. (2019). "Targeting humanitarian aid using administrative data: model design and validation." Presented at the Heriot-Watt University 's Research Initiative on the Economics of the Middle East , Edinburgh/Scotland .

Altindag, R. O. (2018). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the Paris I Sorbonne University 's RIEME 3rd Meeting, Paris .

Altindag, R. O. (2018). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the USC Marshall School of Business 's Conference on the Impacts of Refugees in Hosting Economies, Los Angeles .

Altindag, R. O. (2018). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the Bogazici University's Social Policy and Development Seminars, Istanbul .

Altindag, R. O. (2018). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the The Rockwool Foundation 's The Rockwool Foundation economics seminar , Copenhagen .

Altindag, R. O. (2018). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the VIVE - The Danish Center for Social Science Research's VIVE economics seminar , Copenhagen .

Altindag, R. O. (2018). "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy" Presented at the Midwest Economics Association's Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting , Chicago .

Altindag, O., Kaushal, N. (2017). "Do Refugees Impact Voting Behavior in the Host Country? Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows in Turkey" Presented at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies's New Perspectives on Political Economy of the Middle East, Oxford University .

Altindag, O., Joyce , T., Reeder , J. (2017). "Effects of Peer Counseling to Support Breastfeeding: Assessing the External Validity of a Randomized Field Experiment." Presented at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California's 28th Annual Health Economics Conference , California.

Altindag, O., Joyce , T., Reeder , J. (2017). "Effects of Peer Counseling to Support Breastfeeding: Assessing the External Validity of a Randomized Field Experiment." Presented at the International Health Economics Association's IHEA Boston 2017 Congress , Boston .

Altindag, O., Kaushal , N. (2017). "Do Refugees Impact Voting Behavior in the Host Country? Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows in Turkey" Presented at the Koc University 's Economics Department Seminar , Istanbul .

Altindag, O., Kaushal, N. (2017). "Do Refugees Impact Voting Behavior in the Host Country? Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows in Turkey" Presented at the Population Association of American 's PAA 2017, Chicago.

Altindag, O., Kaushal , N. (2017). "Do Refugees Impact Voting Behavior in the Host Country? Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows in Turkey" Presented at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies's Friday Luncheon Seminar , Cambridge .

Service

Department Service
Interviewer, 2020 - 2021
Committee Member for Economics Department Scholarly Activity Committee , 2020 - 2021
Committee Member for Principles Committee, 2020 - 2021
Committee Chair for Economics Department Scholarly Activity Committee , 2019 - 2020
Committee Member for Hiring Committee for Junior Faculty Member, 2018 - 2019
Committee Member for Economics Scholarly Activities Committee , 2018 - 2018

University Service
Committee Member for GSA Professional Development Fund Committee, 2020 - 2021
Committee Member for Humanities Research Seminar, 2020 - 2021

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Demography, 2020 - 2020
Reviewer, Journal Article for American Journal of Public Health , 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Demography, 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for European Economic Review, 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Feminist Economics, 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Fusio, The Bentley Undergraduate Research Journal , 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Health Economics, 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Demographic Economics, 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources, 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for PLOS ONE, 2019 - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Population Economics, 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Conference Paper for Midwest Economic Association , 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Conference Paper for Population Association of America, 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Economics & Human Biology, 2017 - 2017
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Economic Education, 2017 - 2017
Reviewer, Journal Article for Social Science and Medicine, 2017 - 2017