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Tansel Yilmazer

Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Program Area: Consumer Sciences

(614) 292-4546
yilmazer.2@osu.edu

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Biography

Tansel Yilmazer is associate professor of Consumer Sciences in the Department of Human Sciences.

Education

  • PhD, Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
  • MA, Economics, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, 1997
  • BA, Business Administration, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, 1994

Experience

  • Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor, 2012- present
  • Co-editor, Review of Economics of the Household, 2015-present.
  • Associate editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2009-present.
  • Editorial board, Journal of Consumer Affairs, 2011-present.
  • Editorial board, Journal of Personal Finance, 2010-present.

Honors

  • Journal of Consumer Affairs Best Paper Award. Understanding the Impact of Health Reform on the States: Expansion of Coverage through Medicaid and Exchanges, with Lilliard Richardson. April 2014.
  • Emerging Scholar Award, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), July 2013.
  • Best paper award. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). The Role of Lending Practices on the Foreclosure Crisis: Evidence from Indiana and Ohio, with Patryk Babiarz and D.E. Kiss, July 2013.
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri, March 2012.
  • American Council on Consumer Interests Mid-Career Award, April 2010.
  • AARP's Financial Service and Older Consumer Award. Spending Patterns of Older Workers, with Deanna Sharpe, July 2009.

Selected Grants

  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI), Randi Foraker and Michael Betz. Foreclosures, Neighborhoods and Heart Attacks. Department of Human Sciences Seed Grant, Ohio State University, $25,000, 01/01/2014-12/15/2014.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI) and Clintin Davis-Stober. Understanding Individuals’ Ability to Search, Process and Interpret Financial Information. Research Council, University of Missouri, $7,500, 06/01/2012- 05/30/2013.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). Understanding Individuals’ Ability to Search, Process and Interpret Financial Information. Summer Research Fellowship, University of Missouri, $7,000, 06/01/2012-08/30/2012 (funded; declined).
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI) and Clintin Davis-Stober. Inference Strategies and Information Search in Financial Decisions. University of Missouri, $32,000, 06/01/2012- 05/30/2013.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI) and Clintin Davis-Stober. The Role of Valuation and Rationality in Financial Decision-making. Margaret Mangel Research Catalyst Fund, College of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri, $2,500, 06/01/2011-08/30/2011.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI) and Clintin Davis-Stober. Understanding Decision Strategies and Information Search in the Context of Borrowing. Seeding Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (SIRC) grant, College of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri, $1,000, 06/01/2011-08/01/2012.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI) The Profile and Determinants of Household Savings in Turkey. World Bank, $10,000, 01/01/2010-07/01/2010.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). Visiting Scholar, National Science Council, Taiwan, $3,200, 05/01/2009-06/30/2009.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). Cleo Fitzsimmons Young Faculty Scholar Award for Research, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University, $57,095, 11/01/2007-09/01/2008 (The total was for three years.)
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). Risk Aversion and Portfolio Choice: A Cohort Analysis of Allocation of Assets within and Outside Retirement Plans. Purdue Research Foundation Research Grant, $18,063, 09/01/2007-05/30/2008.
  • Adaman, Fikret, Mehmet Kaytaz, and Tansel Yilmazer (Co-PI). Household Assets and Debt Holdings: A Survey of Consumer Finances in Turkey. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, $93,000, 01/01/2007-12/30/2008, (no indirect costs).
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). Improving Relationships with Financial Institutions: Evidence on the Effectiveness of Financial Education from a “Second Chance” Program. Summer Faculty Research Grant, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University, $2,800, 06/01/2006-7/30/2006.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). Improving Relationships with Financial Institutions: Evidence on the Effectiveness of Financial Education from a “Second Chance” Program. Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing, Purdue University, $2,700,06/01/2006-7/30/2006.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). A Reexamination of the Role of “Relationships” in the Loan Granting Process. Purdue Research Foundation Research Grant, $18,063, 09/01/2005-05/30/2006.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI). Saving for Children’s College Education: An Empirical Analysis of the Trade-off between the Quality and Quantity of Children. Summer Faculty Research Grant, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University, $5,400, 06/01/2004-7/30/2004.
  • Yilmazer, Tansel (PI) and Angela C. Lyons. How Does Marriage Affect Allocation of Assets in Women’s Retirement Savings Plans? Sandell Grant funded by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, $23,375,09/01/2003-05/30/2004.

Selected Publications

  1. Yilmazer, Tansel, Patryk Babiarz and Fen Liu. 2015. The Impact of Diminished Housing Wealth on Health: Evidence from the Great Recession, Social Science and Medicine, 130: 234-241.
  2. Yilmazer, Tansel and Stephen Lich. 2015. Portfolio Choice and Risk Attitudes: A Household Bargaining Approach. Review of Economics of the Household, 13(2): 219-241.
  3. Yilmazer, Tansel and Robert Scharff. 2014. Precautionary Savings against Health Risks: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Research on Aging, 36 (2): 180-206.
  4. Richardson, Lilliard and Tansel Yilmazer. 2013. Understanding the Impact of Health Reform on the States: Expansion of Coverage through Medicaid and Exchanges. Journal of Consumer Affairs.
  5. Babiarz, Patryk, Richard Widdows and Tansel Yilmazer. 2013. Borrowing to Cope with Adverse Health Events: Liquidity Constraints, Insurance Coverage, and Unsecured Debt. Health Economics.
  6. Yilmazer, Tansel, Fikret Adaman and Mehmet Kaytaz. 2012. The Impact of Financial Development on Homeownership and Housing in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Turkey. Review of Middle East Economics and Finance.
  7. Yilmazer, Tansel, Patryk Babiarz and D. E. Kiss. 2012.The Role of Lending Practices on the Foreclosure Crisis: Evidence from Indiana and Ohio. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 40(4): 398-416.
  8. Yilmazer, Tansel and Holly Schrank. 2010. Observations on the Use of Household Resources in Small and Family Owned Businesses: Implications for Research Directions. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 31(4): 399-413.
  9. Yilmazer, Tansel and Angela C. Lyons. 2010. Marriage and the Allocation of Assets in Women's Defined Contribution Plans. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 31(2): 121-137.
  10. Babiarz, Patryk and Tansel Yilmazer. 2009. The Impact of College Financial Aid Rules on Household Portfolio Choice. National Tax Journal, 62(4): 635-655.
  11. Chakravarty, Sugato and Tansel Yilmazer. 2009. A Multistage Model of Loans and the Role of Relationships. Financial Management, 38(4): 781-816.
  12. Bordas, Rebecca Haynes, D. E. Kiss and Tansel Yilmazer. 2008. Effectiveness of Financial Education on Financial Management Behavior and Account Usage: Evidence from a ‘Second Chance’ Program. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 29(3): 362-390.
  13. Yilmazer, Tansel. 2008. Saving for Children’s College Education: An Empirical Analysis of the Trade-off between the Quality and Quantity of Children. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 29(2): 307-324.
  14. Yilmazer, Tansel and Holly Schrank. 2006. Financial Intermingling in Small Family Businesses. Journal of Business Venturing, 21(5): 726-751.
  15. Yilmazer, Tansel and Sharon A. DeVaney. 2005. Consumer Debt over the Life-cycle. Financial Services Review, 14(4): 285-304.
  16. Lyons, Angela C. and Tansel Yilmazer. 2005. Health and Financial Strain: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances. Southern Economic Journal, 71(4): 873-890.