Back to top

Department of Human Sciences Directory

Contact information for regional faculty members is located on the main College Directory.

Tansel Yilmazer

Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Program Area: Consumer Sciences

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

Download Vitae

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.