Elif Ece Demiral

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in economics at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University. I am also a Mercatus Center PhD Fellow.

My broad research interest comprises of investigating the behavioral explanations behind the persistent gender wage gap. In particular, I use empirical and experimental data to explore how certain gender-based traits may lead to different labor market outcomes for men and women and what the potential mechanisms could be to create a more gender equal economic system.