Elif E. Demiral

Elif E. Demiral

Assistant Professor of Economics at Austin Peay State University
WAPPP Fellow
Elif E. Demiral


Elif E. Demiral Saglam is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Austin Peay State University. Her research focuses on understanding some of the behavioral factors behind the gender differences in labor market outcomes and makes suggestions about the design of policies that could reduce such gender differences. Her recent work focuses on understanding the gender differences in selection into and preferences for self- and other-competitions as well as investigating the impact of signaling alternative competitive tastes on employability.

As a WAPPP Fellow, she will be studying the role of entitlements in the gender gap in negotiation behavior. Elif’s research has been published in top economics journals, including American Economic Review (P&P), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Economics Letters. Her research has also been covered in the New York Times, Medical Daily, the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW-Berlin), and the Women and Public Policy Program’s Gender Action Portal. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and a BSc. In Economics and Management jointly from the University of London and Istanbul Bilgi University.

Research Topic

Applied microeconomist, behavioral economics. 

Policy Topic