Erkmen Giray Aslim is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He has held a faculty position at Minerva Schools at KGI, Claremont Colleges and a postdoctoral research associate position at the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Lehigh University in 2018.
Dr. Aslim’s primary substantive field of research is applied microeconomics, with a special focus on health economics, labor economics, and public economics. His research mainly focuses on the impact of public health insurance on labor market and health outcomes, and criminal behavior. Most recently, his work explores the effects of COVID-19 on access to health care among inmates. His quotes and writings have appeared in The Appeal, WGVU News PBS, Michigan Radio NPR, Holland Sentinel, the Center for American Progress, among other national and regional media outlets.