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Asli is a PhD candidate in Political Economy at King’s College London. Her work lies at the intersection of political economy and public policy. She works on the mechanisms of dynamic policymaking and its welfare implications. She is particularly interested in understanding the relationship between electoral incentives, political polarisation and policy outcomes. She uses formal game-theoretical modelling and econometrics applications in her research.

Previous to King’s, Asli carried out research at Max Planck Institute and Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Sabanci University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from METU.

Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Dynamic Policy Making
  • Public Policy


Dr. Konstantinos Matakos and Dr. Christel Koop


Özel, I. D. and Unan, A. (2019), Decoupling trends: Drivers of agency independence in telecommunications: An analysis of high and middle‐income countries. Regulation & Governance. doi:10.1111/rego.12246