Sinan Sarpca                             CV

Assistant Professor of Economics

Koc University, Istanbul


Phone: +90 (212) 338 1214

Office: CASE 251




Recent Research


Majority Choice of Income Targeted Educational Vouchers

with Dennis Epple and Richard Romano

revised & resubmitted


Market Power and Price Discrimination in the U.S. Market for Higher Education

with Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Holger Sieg, and Melanie Zaber

under review


Does School Matter? Estimating Value-Added and Peer Effects at Highly Selective Schools

with Ahmet Alkan

revised draft coming soon




Publications in Refereed Journals


A General Equilibrium Analysis of State and Private Colleges and Access to Higher Education in the U.S.

with Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, and Holger Sieg

Journal of Public Economics, 2017, forthcoming  


The Relationship between Nonprofits Revenue Composition and Their Economic-Financial Efficiency

with Sencer Ecer and Mark Magro

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol. 46, issue 1 (Feb., 2017), 141-155


Commercialization of University Research and the Career Choices of Science and Engineering Doctoral Students

with Sencer Ecer and Youxin Huang

Economics Bulletin, vol 34, issue 2 (2014) pp 850-855


Public Housing Units vs. Housing Vouchers: Accessibility, Local Public Goods, and Welfare

with Charles Leung and Kuzey Yilmaz

Journal of Housing Economics, vol 21, issue 4 (Dec., 2012), pp 310-321


An Exploration in School Formation: Income vs. Ability

with Ahmet Alkan and Nejat Anbarci

Economics Letters, vol 117, issue 2, (Nov., 2012), pp. 500-504


Private Schools and Residential Choices: Accessibility, Mobility, and Welfare

with Eric Hanushek and Kuzey Yilmaz

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 11, issue 1 (Contributions, 2011), 44


Multi-dimensional Skills, Specialization, and Oligopolistic Competition in Higher Education

Journal of Public Economics, vol 94, Nos. 9-10, (Oct., 2010), 800-811


Profiling in Bargaining over College Tuition

with Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, and Holger Sieg

Economic Journal, v116, 515, (Nov., 2006), pp. 459-479