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Orgul Demet Ozturk

Associate Professor of Economics, University of South Carolina

Orgul Demet Ozturk is an associate professor of economics in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2006, her M.S. from the same institution in 2003 and her B.A. in Economics and Sociology with honors from the Koc University in Istanbul in 2000.

Her academic research interests are in applied microeconomics fields, specifically labor economics, economics of education and health economics. Ozturk's current research focuses on three main subject areas: causes and consequences of food insecurity, unintended short-run and long-run effects of education policy and gender differences in labor market outcomes. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Economic Inquiry, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Economics of Education Review.


  • 2014–present
    Associate professor, University of South Carolina
  • 2006–2014
    Assistant professor , University of South Carolina


  • 2006 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD