Aylin Kumcu is an Agricultural Economist in the Food Markets
Branch of the Food Economics Division. Her research focuses
on retail food prices and household demand for food.
Aylin joined the Economic Research Service in August 2009. Prior
to arriving at ERS, she was a research assistant at the Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS) in the Division of Price and Index Number
Research. At BLS, Aylin assisted in research on income taxes,
medical price indexes, and price indexes for select electronic
Aylin is currently pursuing an M.A. in Economics from the George
Washington University. She earned her B.A. in Economics and
Political Science, with Honors, from McGill University.
Kumcu, Aylin. "No longer tax exempt: income tax calculation in
the Consumer Expenditure Survey," Monthly Labor Review 135
(4): 44-57, April 2012.