Dr. Deniz Gevrek


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Economics, University of Texas at Austin
B.A. in Economics, Bogazici University, Turkey

Joined the faculty in 2010

  • Research Interests:  Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics, Development Economics, Economic Demography, Economics of Education, with a focus on labor supply, human capital, education, migration, health outcomes, immigrant outcomes, and the impact of international treaties on women’s and girl’s wellbeing in developing countries.
  • Teaching Interests: Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Public Finance, Econometrics, and Managerial Economics in the MBA program.


Dr. Gevrek is a Tenured Associate Professor of Economics at the Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in 2008 and became a Research Fellow in 2011. She studied economics at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. After receiving her B.A. degree, she attended the University of Texas at Austin to pursue Ph.D. in economics. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. She has published at prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Labour Economics, Personnel Review, The Review of Black Political Economy, International Migration, International Journal of Social Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, Theoretical and Applied Economics, Global Economic Review. She has received three teaching awards from the TAMU-CC: The College of Business New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award; Texas A&M System Chancellor’s Award for Teaching as a recognition of her effectiveness in instruction evaluated by her students; and TAMUCC Honors Program Outstanding Faculty Award. She has received several awards related to her research activity: “College of Business Research Enhancement Award,” in both 2016 and 2017, due to high quality and quantity of her peer-reviewed publications, and “The Researcher of the Year” award in 2017, from TAMU-CC College of Business for her research productivity. She was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Economics departments of University of Texas at Austin and Deakin University (Australia) during her Faculty Developmental Leave (FDL) in Spring 2018.


Selected Publications

  • "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: The Power of Perceived Differences in Employee Retention and Turnover,” Personnel Review, 2017, 46(5), 1019-1043. Lead Author (with Marilyn Spencer, David Hudgins and Valrie Chambers). (ABDC ranking: A)
  • "Globalization and Women’s and Girls’ Health in 192 UN-Member Countries: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,” International Journal of Social Economics, 2016, 43(7), 692-721. Lead Author (with Karen Middleton). (ABDC ranking: B)
  • "Labor Supply and Productivity Responses to Non-Salary Benefits: Do They Work? If So, at What Level Do They Work Best?” Personnel Review, 2016, 45(5), 1047-1068. (with Spencer, Marilyn, Valrie Chambers and Randall Bowden). (ABDC ranking: A)
  • "Dynamic Labor Scheduling in Japan: Underemployment Reduction and Karoshi Avoidance through Optimal Tracking Control,” at Global Economic Review: Perspectives on East Asian Economies and Industries, 2016, 45(2), 134-169. (with David Hudgins). (ABDC ranking: C)
  • "Benefits of Education at the Intensive Margin: Childhood Academic Performance and Adult Outcomes among American Immigrants Eastern Economic Journal,” 2015, 41(3), 298 – 328. Lead Author (with Eylem Gevrek and Cahit Guven). (ABDC ranking: B)
  • "Culture, Intermarriage, and Differentials in Immigrant Women’s Labor Supply,” International Migration, 2013, 51(6), 146 – 167. (with Z. Eylem Gevrek and Sonam Gupta). (ABDC ranking: A)
  • "Nepotism, Incentives and the Academic Success of College Students,” Labour Economics, 2010, 17(3), 581 – 591. Lead Author (with Eylem Gevrek). (ABDC ranking: A)


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