Sinan Sarpça

Assistant Professor of Economics

Koç University, Istanbul


email :

phone: +90 (212) 338 1214

office: CASE 251






Ph.D. in Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon

B.A. in Economics, Bogazici University




Public Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Industrial Organization




Majority Choice of an Income Targeted Educational Voucher


(with Dennis Epple and Richard Romano)


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

under review

(with Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Holger Sieg, Melanie Zaber)


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

Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming

(with Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Holger Sieg)


The Relationship Between Nonprofits’ Revenue Composition and Their Economic-Financial Efficiency

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

(with Sencer Ecer and Mark Magro)


Commercial Research at Universities and Career Choices of Science and Engineering Doctoral Students

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

(with Sencer Ecer and Youxin Huang)                                 


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

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

(with Charles Ka Yui Leung and Kuzey Yılmaz)                               


An Exploration in School Formation: Income vs. Ability

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

(with Ahmet Alkan and Nejat Anbarci)                                 


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

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions) 11(1), article 44, 2011, pp. 1-32.

(with Eric Hanushek and Kuzey Yılmaz)                               


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

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


Profiling in Bargaining over College Tuition

Economic Journal, vol 116, issue 515, (Nov., 2006), pp. 459-479.          

(with Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Holger Sieg)