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I am an Associate Director, Senior Research Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, Assistant Professor of Economics at King’s College London, Department of Political Economy, and Research Associate at IZA Institute of Labor Economics. I will be visiting Stanford University, Economics Department in Fall, 2022.

I am also a co-founder of Global Survey of Working Arrangements (G-SWA), which collects detailed information on workers’ experiences and attitudes regarding remote work arrangements.

My research has been funded by King’s College London, the British Academy, and the World Bank. I mainly work on economic inclusion, forced migration, the political economy of trust and economic implications of working from home.

My research has been covered by over 100 media outlets, including BBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Mirror, Reuters, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Times, Quartz, Vox, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and World Economic Forum.

I am the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Association of British Turkish Academics and was selected as a Leader of Tomorrow by The St. Gallen Foundation. I also occasionally contribute to Pocket Economics podcasts and write for GALLUP Blog, LSE Business Review, and VOXEU,

In 2017, I completed my PhD in Economics at University of London, Royal Holloway College.

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Research interests

  • Economics of Migration
  • Labour Market Inequalities
  • Political Economy


  • Causal Inference for Public Policy (Graduate Level).

    The module provides an introduction to instrumental variable estimation, the regression discontinuity design, difference-in-differences estimation, as well as the synthetic control method. Teaching consists of a weekly lecture, as well as seminars, and hands-on lab sessions. In the labs students apply methods of causal inference to various causal questions in the fields of economics, political economy, public policy and political science.

    All teaching material will be posted on Keats.




Working Papers


AEJ: Applied, Economic Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, European Economic Review, European Journal of Population, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Journal of Politics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Labour Economics, Management Science, Migration Studies, Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, PLOS One, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Public Opinion Quarterly, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, World Development

Work in Progress

  • Trusting Immigrants

Other Research Activities

Pre-PhD Publications

*This manuscript has been awarded as the winner of the “Best PhD Paper Prize” by the University of London, Royal Holloway

Policy Publications

  • “International Migration”, EBRD Transition Report 2018, Chapter 3 (with J. Michelle Brock, Francesca Dalla Pozza and Panu Poutvaara). View Full Report
  • “Skills, Employment and Automation”, EBRD Transition Report 2018, Chapter 2 (with Yvonne Giesing, Nadzeya Laurentsyeva and Elisa Wirsching). View Full Report
  • “Life Satisfaction in the Transition Region”, EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 1, pp. 10-22. View Full Report
  • “Governance in the Transition Region”, EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 2, pp. 26-37. View Full Report
  • “Gender in the Transition Region”, EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 3, pp. 40-49. View Full Report