Visiting Assistant Professor
Health economics, industrial organization, urban and regional economics
Professor Çakır’s research interests include areas of health economics, urban and regional economics and the economics of education. In previous research, she utilized spatial econometric methods to examine the effects of the physical environment on health, consumer behavior, and education outcomes. While working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she coauthored an update to the national atlas of food deserts, low income areas with reduced access to retail stores offering healthful food options. Her current research examines the effects of living in food deserts on shopping behavior, and regional variation in staple food prices in the U.S. Professor Çakır teaches Principles of Economics, Health Economics and Industrial Organization.
BA: Economics and Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
MS: Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2008
PhD: Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2011