I am a professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. My research in economics investigates questions in household economics and health economics. I use economic theory and empirical analysis of large data sets and randomized controlled trials to advance the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of individuals and households. My research achievements center on four topics: (i) the relationship between health and socioeconomic status (SES), (ii) the impact of policies related to health and savings on the wellbeing of vulnerable populations, (iii) the determinants of wealth accumulation, and a new focus on (iv) assessing health interventions for youth experiencing homelessness. My research has been funded by World Bank, NIH, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, and Social Security Administration. I am the leading economist on several NIDA-funded projects that target youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) with the goal of preventing chronic homelessness into adulthood and reducing substance use, HIV risk, and physical and mental health struggles.

My contact information is:
Dept. of Consumer Sciences, The Ohio State University, 29 W Woodruff Ave, 221A Ramseyer, Columbus, OH 43210.

email: yilmazer.2@osu.edu

CV (July 2024)