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Biography

Dr Aksoy is a Principal Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and Assistant Professor of Economics at King’s College London, Department of Political Economy.

He is also a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Research Associate at IZA Institute of Labor Economics.

Dr Aksoy's work mainly focuses on applied labour economics with a strong focus on labour market inequalities, migration, and political economy.

His research has been covered by local and international media outlets, including the BBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, the Mirror, Reuters, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times, Quartz, Vox, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and World Economic Forum.

Dr Aksoy was 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. He also occasionally contributes to Pocket Economics podcasts and writes for GALLUP Blog, LSE Business Review, and VOXEU.

He received his BA in Economics from Istanbul University and MA in Economics from State University of New York. In 2017, he completed a PhD in Economics at University of London, Royal Holloway College.

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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

Working Papers

  • Local Governance Quality and the Environmental Cost of Forced Migration, Revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Economics, with Semih Tumen. View IZA Working Paper

Work in Progress

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

  • Aksoy, C. G. (2016). “Life Satisfaction in the Transition Region”, EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 1, pp. 10-22.
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  • Aksoy, C. G. (2016). “Governance in the Transition Region”, EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 2, pp. 26-37.
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  • Aksoy, C. G. (2016). “Gender in the Transition Region”, EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 3, pp. 40-49.
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