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Interested in supervising students on topics in Economics of Science and Innovation, Network Economics, or more specialized topics such as Education and Productivity in the HE Sector (including Gender topics).

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I am an applied economist using network tools to analyse influence, diffusion and innovation problems. I have a special interest in the economics of science, aiming to open the black box of academic and scientific production processes. I am willing to take postgraduate research students on related topics. For more detail please visit

Research Interests

My research broadly covers areas in applied microeconomics (especially public economics, political economy, and empirical network analysis), international economics, and economics of science (focusing on education, labour, and innovation). For details see 

Teaching Responsibilities

Managerial and Decision Economics (Undergrad), University of Portsmouth

Microeconomics (Undergrad), University of Portsmouth

Economic and Social Network Analysis (Postgrad), University of Bayreuth

Development Economics (Undergrad), University of Bayreuth

Economics of Science (Postgrad), University of Bayreuth

Fiscal Competition and Federalism (Postgrad), University of Bayreuth

Network Analysis (Mini course for Postgrad), Queensland University of Technology

Topics in Microeconomics -Public Economics (Postgrad), Uppsala University

Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergrad), Bogazici University

Economic Statistics (Undergrad), Vanderbilt University


Employment / Affiliation:

2018-… Senior Lecturer (permanent), Dept. of Econ and Finance, University of Portsmouth (UK)

2013-2018  Lecturer, Dept. of Economics, University of Bayreuth (Germany)

2009-…    Affiliated Researcher, Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (Sweden)

2009-2012  Researcher, Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Sweden)


Ph.D. Economics, Vanderbilt University (USA), 2009

M.A. Economics, Vanderbilt University (USA), 2005

B.S. Economics, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), 2002

Media Availability

Happy to discuss about the science of science.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Economics, Vanderbilt University

1 Aug 20037 Aug 2009

Award Date: 7 Aug 2009

External positions

Lecturer, University of Bayreuth

1 Mar 201330 Sept 2018


  • HB Economic Theory


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