Last update: Sep 10, 2020

CV (pdf)

EMPLOYMENT

2017 -
Bentley University, Assistant Professor of Economics.
2016 - 2017
Harvard University, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow.
2012 - 2016
National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Assistant.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & VISITING POSITIONS

2020 -
Households in Conflict Network, Research Affiliate.
2019 -
Economic Research Forum, Research Fellow.
2018 -
Development Analytics, Research Associate.
2017 -
Harvard University Center for Population and Development Studies, Visiting Scientist.

EDUCATION

2010 - 2016
City University of New York, Ph.D. in Economics.
2007 - 2008
University of Paris I Panthéon - Sorbonne, M.A. in Economics.
2001 - 2007
Galatasaray University, B.A. in Economics.

GRANTS

2020 - 2021
Northeastern University, CSSH Research Development Initiative
Award amount: $8,000, Role: Co-PI
with Bilge Erten and Pınar Keskin.

2019 - 2020
Bentley University, Research Council
Award amount: $7,000, Role: PI.

2018 - 2023
Novo Nordisk Foundation
Award amount: $1,543,500, Role: Co-PI
with Torben Tranæs, Jane Greve, and Erdal Tekin.

2018 - 2019
Bentley University, Faculty Affairs Committee
Award amount: $2,500, Role: PI.

2018 - 2019
Bentley University, Health Thought Leadership Network
Award amount: $1,500, Role: PI.

PRESENTATIONS and SEMINARS

2020 (including scheduled)
Middle East Economic Association Annual Meeting, MEAA (2020).
Economics Department Seminar, University of Connecticut.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lebanon.
Remote seminar in Economics, Boğaziçi University, TOBB, Hacettepe University.
Population Association of America, (PAA 2020).
Economics Department Seminar, Emory University.
Conference on Forced Displacement, Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement in Copenhagen.

2019
Research Initiative on the Economics of the Middle East (RIEME 2019), Heriot-Watt University.
Friday Lunch Seminar, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.
Population Association of America (PAA 2019).
International Health Economics Association (iHEA 2019).
IZA Annual Migration Meeting, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy.

2018
Research Initiative on the Economics of the Middle East (RIEME 2018), Paris 1-Sorbonne University.
Conference on the Impacts of Refugees in Hosting Economies, USC Marshall School of Business.
Social Policy and Development Seminars, Boğaziçi University.
Seminar, The Rockwool Foundation.
Seminar, VIVE - The Danish Center for Social Science Research.
Midwest Economics Association, SOLE special session.

2017
Research Initiative on the Economics of the Middle East (RIEME 2018), Oxford University.
Friday Lunch Seminar, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.
Economic Department Seminar, Bentley University.
Eastern Economic Association (EEA 2017).
Population Association of America (PAA 2017).
Economics Department Seminar, Koç University.
International Health Economics Association (iHEA 2017).

2016
Conference on Human Capital, Galatasaray University.
Economics Department Seminar, Boğaziçi University.
Economics Department Seminar, Sabancı University.
Economics Department Seminar, Koç University.
Economics Department Seminar, Bilgi University.
Economics Department Seminar, TOBB University.
Economics Department Seminar, Auckland University of Technology.
Economics Department Seminar, Bentley University.

FELLOWSHIPS

2016 - 2017
Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow.

2014 - 2016
City University of New York, Baruch College
Zicklin’s Online Learning and Evaluation Initiative Fellow.

2010 - 2014
City University of New York, Graduate Center
Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellow.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 -
Bentley University
Introduction to Econometrics (×3)
Intermediate Price Theory (×3) Mathematical Statistics
Principles of Microeconomics (×4)

2012 - 2014
City University of New York, Baruch College
Statistical Analysis for Economics and Finance (×2)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Consulting
2018 -
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lebanon
World Food Organization, Lebanon
Lead Specialist/Principal Investigator.

SKILLS

Language: Turkish (native), English, French.
Programming: R, Stata.

NON-ACADEMIC INTERESTS

CMAS ★ ★ ★ divemaster, NAUI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver.
Proud member of Somerville Road Runners.