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Cevat Giray Aksoy

Dr Cevat Giray Aksoy

Lecturer in Economics

Biography

I am an Associate Director of Research, Senior Research Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, Associate Professor of Economics at King’s College London, Department of Political Economy, a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and IZA Institute of Labor Economics.

I am also a co-founder of Global Survey of Working Arrangements (G-SWA), which is the largest cross-country survey to collect detailed information on workers’ experiences and attitudes regarding remote work arrangements.

My research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, 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 Economist, The Independent, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Times, Quartz, Vox, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and World Economic Forum.

In 2017, I completed my PhD in Economics at University of London, Royal Holloway College. I was a visiting researcher at Stanford University, Economics Department in Fall, 2022. 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.

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Research interests

  • Economics of Migration
  • Labour Market Inequalities
  • Political Economy

Teaching

  • 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.

Publications

2023

2022

2021
2020
2019
2018

Working Papers

Refereeing

Academic Journals: Economic Journal, European Economic Review, 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

Research Grants: British Academy, European Commission

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

Research

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Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

News

Most Ukrainians displaced by the war plan to return home when it is safe, research shows

Most Ukrainian refugees displaced by the Russian invasion still plan to return home when it is safe to do so, new research shows.

Ukraine flag fluttering against a blue sky

Individualism has 'profound impact' on work-from-home culture

A strong culture of individualism has a profound impact on work-from-home rates across different nations, a new study has found.

wfh-1-banner-1

Funding approved for new research into remote working

A new project focussed on the impact and development of remote working has been awarded funding by a leading research centre.

WFH

Call for papers issued ahead of fifth annual workshop

A call for papers has been issued ahead of the fifth annual Economics and Politics of Migration workshop.

files

Epidemics have 'damaging' effect on trust in political process

Epidemics have a damaging and long-lasting effect on trust in political institutions and elected leaders, a new study has found.

covid-newspaper

Study finds local conditions crucial in integration of refugees

Unemployment rates and attitudes towards immigration at a local level can play a significant role in the successful integration of refugees, a new study has...

SPENewsStock

Savings on commute the top benefit of working from home, survey shows

Workers around the world would like to spend more time working from home than they are currently able, according to a new study.

WFH

Time saved by working from home yields 'large benefits' for workers

The average daily commute time savings when working from home is 73 minutes in the UK, according to a new study.

wfh-1-banner-1

Better mobile internet access 'increases desire to emigrate'

Access to mobile internet has a “sizeable impact” on people’s desire and plans to emigrate, a new study has found.

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A quarter of employees would rather quit than be forced back to the office

A quarter of employees who currently work from home part of the week say they would quit their job rather than return to the office full-time, according to a...

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Events

22Julstrand-hero

8th InsTED Workshop on Advances in Institutions, Trade & Economic Development

8th InsTED Workshop on Advances in Institutions, Trade & Economic Development

30MarMigrationWork

Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration 2023

Organised by EBRD, King’s College London, and Kadir Has University

Please note: this event has passed.

22AprThe Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration takes in April.

2nd EBRD and King’s College London Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration

The Department of Political Economy is jointly organising a second major workshop on migration.

Please note: this event has passed.

19NovMigrationWork

Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration

An international team of scholars and experts will come together next month for a workshop taking an in-depth look at migration.

Please note: this event has passed.

Research

quantative resized
Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

News

Most Ukrainians displaced by the war plan to return home when it is safe, research shows

Most Ukrainian refugees displaced by the Russian invasion still plan to return home when it is safe to do so, new research shows.

Ukraine flag fluttering against a blue sky

Individualism has 'profound impact' on work-from-home culture

A strong culture of individualism has a profound impact on work-from-home rates across different nations, a new study has found.

wfh-1-banner-1

Funding approved for new research into remote working

A new project focussed on the impact and development of remote working has been awarded funding by a leading research centre.

WFH

Call for papers issued ahead of fifth annual workshop

A call for papers has been issued ahead of the fifth annual Economics and Politics of Migration workshop.

files

Epidemics have 'damaging' effect on trust in political process

Epidemics have a damaging and long-lasting effect on trust in political institutions and elected leaders, a new study has found.

covid-newspaper

Study finds local conditions crucial in integration of refugees

Unemployment rates and attitudes towards immigration at a local level can play a significant role in the successful integration of refugees, a new study has...

SPENewsStock

Savings on commute the top benefit of working from home, survey shows

Workers around the world would like to spend more time working from home than they are currently able, according to a new study.

WFH

Time saved by working from home yields 'large benefits' for workers

The average daily commute time savings when working from home is 73 minutes in the UK, according to a new study.

wfh-1-banner-1

Better mobile internet access 'increases desire to emigrate'

Access to mobile internet has a “sizeable impact” on people’s desire and plans to emigrate, a new study has found.

Chap using smartphone 780x440

A quarter of employees would rather quit than be forced back to the office

A quarter of employees who currently work from home part of the week say they would quit their job rather than return to the office full-time, according to a...

Work from Home 2

Events

22Julstrand-hero

8th InsTED Workshop on Advances in Institutions, Trade & Economic Development

8th InsTED Workshop on Advances in Institutions, Trade & Economic Development

30MarMigrationWork

Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration 2023

Organised by EBRD, King’s College London, and Kadir Has University

Please note: this event has passed.

22AprThe Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration takes in April.

2nd EBRD and King’s College London Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration

The Department of Political Economy is jointly organising a second major workshop on migration.

Please note: this event has passed.

19NovMigrationWork

Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration

An international team of scholars and experts will come together next month for a workshop taking an in-depth look at migration.

Please note: this event has passed.