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    I joined the School of EFA in January 2019 as Senior Lecturer in Economics. I completed my BSc in Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (1996) and my MA in Economics at Bogazici University (1999). I obtained my PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 2004. I am an applied economist with expertise in data analysis and econometric modelling. My research is mainly in three areas: labour and education economics with a focus on inequalities; motives, investment decisions, location choice and host economy effects of foreign direct investment; and the role of public support programmes in firm innovation. I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; course leadership; PhD supervision; external research funding applications; consultancy and project work; and mentoring. Prior to Coventry University, I held positions at Istanbul Technical University, Staffordshire University and the University of Sussex.  I am a founder and advisory board member of the ITU Women’s Studies Centre in Science, Engineering and Technology. I have also been invited to various universities for teaching and research, including Bahcesehir University, Dogus University, European University of Lefke, University American College, University of Nottingham, and the University of Sussex.

    PhD Project

    PhD supervisions:

    Ema Talam, Evaluating the Potential of Public Policy to Jointly Promote Firms' Exporting and Innovation, external supervisor (Staffordshire University), ongoing.

    Albulena Jahja, An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Active Labour Market Policies in Reducing Unemployment
    in European Transition Countries with Special Reference to Youth Unemployment in Kosovo, principal supervisor, Staffordshire University, 2018. (Completed)

    Nina Vujanovic, FDI Spillovers in Selected SEE Countries: Sectoral and Spatial Diversities, principal supervisor, Staffordshire University, 2018. (Completed)

    Aida Gjika, Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Performance in European Transition Countries: Implications for Albania, principal supervisor, Staffordshire University, 2018. (Completed)

    Arbresha Loxha, The Impact of Education in Poverty Reduction in Kosovo and Albania, principal supervisor, Staffordshire University, 2017. (Completed)

    Arta Mulliqi, The Impact of Human Capital Endowments on the International Competitiveness of European Transition Economies, second supervisor, Staffordshire University, 2016. (Completed)

    Edvard Orlic, The Impact of FDI Spillovers on Productivity and Market Access of Host Country Firms, second supervisor, Staffordshire University, 2016. (Completed)

    Merita Zulfiu Alili, The Impact of Foreign Ownership on Labour Market Inequality in Transition Economies with Special Reference to Macedonia, second supervisor, Staffordshire University, 2014. (Completed)

    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 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Higher and Professional Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Staffordshire University


    Economics, Doctorate, Gender-based discrimination in the Turkish labour market, University of Nottingham

    Feb 1999Jan 2004

    Economics, MA, Occupational segregation and gender wage differentials in Turkey, Boğaziçi University

    Oct 1996Jul 1999

    Management Engineering, Degree, A new definition for money supply: currency equivalent, Istanbul Technical University

    Sept 1992Jun 1996


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