Three Essays on Behavioral Economics
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This dissertation consists of three essays about Behavioral Economics. The first essay discusses the behavioral patterns of economically disadvantaged Turkish people for the years 2006 and 2019. The second essay investigates what kind of behavioral economics principles applies to the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s monetary policy behavior. Lastly, the third essay examines if the Status Quo Bias, one of the Behavioral Economics concepts, is valid for Turkey during the recent economic crisis. Hence, this dissertation contributes to the growing literature on Behavioral Economics by examining Turkey using Behavioral Economics methods on individual, institutional, and macro levels.