I’m a PhD student in Economics at CEMFI. I specialize in labor and gender economics and my research interests include inequality and health economics. I will work for the Local labor markets team at OECD until November 2023.
PhD in Economics, 2026 (Expected)
MRes in Economics and Finance, 2022
BSc in Economics, 2020
University of London (with academic direction of London School of Economics and Political Science)
BSc in Economics and Finance, 2020
Istanbul Bilgi University
This paper aims to investigate the importance of information campaigns in policies providing free access to contraceptives. Focusing on a policy change in Costa-Rica that introduced long-active reversible contraceptives (LARCs), we explore the effects of both access and information campaigns on the teen birth rate. Utilizing a differences-in-differences methodology, we show a reduction of over 21% in the teen birth rate during the first three years of the policy.
This paper aims to identify whether prostitution is seen as an income-smoothing opportunity for young women and the long- term effects of such a decision on their labor market outcomes. We aim to measure the take- up of sex-work employment following income shocks and evaluate the effects of working as a prostitute on these workers’ overall labor supply, fertility decisions, and earnings trajectory.
This paper suggests a new channel for the gender pay gap - an expected fertility penalty for young women in prime-childbearing ages. I employ event studies around the birth of the first child to evaluate the residual wage gap. My results show that the residual gap widens through the life cycle of women, and fertility changes how women are perceived in the labor market. Later, I employ a quasi-experimental approach to analyze the effects of coworkers giving birth on non-mother females. I find that non-mother women in prime-childbearing ages are perceived as less productive from the employer’s perspective after a coworker giving birth in the previous period. In other words, there’s not just a penalty for child-bearing, but for the expectation of fertility as well. Furthermore, salience matters - in small firms, the expected fertility penalty is larger the bigger the productivity loss (number of employees giving birth) experienced in the workplace.