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

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

B.S. Economics (with Minor in Mathematics), Middle East Technical University (Turkey), Jun. 2002

Employment / Affiliation

2018-... Senior Lecturer (permanent), Department of Economics and Finance, University of Portsmouth (UK)

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

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

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

Grants, Honors, and Fellowships

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant DP180101169 ($378,800), 2017

Research Grant awarded by the Nordic Tax Research Council (SEK40,000), 2011-2014

Rendings Fels Award for Excellence in Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 2007

Kirk Dornbush Summer Research Grant, Vanderbilt University, 2004

Vanderbilt University Graduate Fellowship, 2004 to 2009


Ebola and State Legitimacy

(with Matthias Flückiger and Markus Ludwig) Economic Journal, 129(621): 2064-2089, (2019)

No Place Like Home: Opinion Formation with Homophily and Implications for Policy Decisions

(with Marco Portmann and David Stadelmann) Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 42(2): 47-76, (2018)

Catching up or Falling Behind? Promising Changes and Persistent Patterns across Cohorts of Economics PhDs in German-Speaking Countries from 1991 to 2008

(with Sascha Schweitzer) Scientometrics, 110(3): 1297-1331, (2017)

Handelsblatt Ranking and Journal Quality: A Cautionary Note

German Economic Review, 18(4): 516-522, (2017)

Catching up or Falling Behind? Promising Changes and Persistent Patterns across Cohorts of Economics PhDs in German-Speaking Countries from 1991 to 2008

(with Sascha Schweitzer) Scientometrics, 110(3): 1297-1331, (2017)

Trade Partner Diversification and Growth: How Trade Links Matter

(with Hakan Yilmazkuday) Journal of Macroeconomics, 50: 241-258, (2016)

Are all Economics Graduate Cohorts Created Equal? Gender, Job Openings, and Research Productivity

(with John Conley and Benno Torgler) Scientometrics, 108(2): 937-958, (2016)

The First Cut is the Deepest: Repeated Interactions of Coauthorship and Academic Productivity in Nobel Laureate Teams

(with Ho Fai Chan and Benno Torgler) Scientometrics, 106(2): 509-524, (2016)

Is Economics a House Divided? Analysis of Citation Networks

(with M.Terviö) Economic Inquiry, 53(3): 1491-1505, (2015)

State Taxes, Tax Exemptions, and Elderly Migration

(with H.Schlunk) Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 45(1): 47-67, (2015)

Do Nobel Laureates Change their Patterns of Collaboration Following Prize Reception?

(with H.F.Chan and B.Torgler) Scientometrics, doi: 10.1007/s11192-015-1738-8, (2015)

Taxation of Cross-Border Labor Income and Tax Revenue Sharing in the Öresund Region

(with M.Dahlberg) Bulletin for International Taxation, 69(1): 29-36, (2015)

The Research Productivity of New Ph.D.s in Economics: The Surprisingly High Non-Success of the Successful

(with J.Conley) Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28(3): 205-216, (2014)

-previous title: An Empirical Guide to Hiring Assistant Professors in Economics

The Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in Economics

(with J.Conley, M.Crucini, R.Driskill), Economic Inquiry , 51:2, pp.1251-1276, (2013)

-also available as NBER Working Paper no.17043 (2011)

Book Chapters and other Publications

Toplumsal Fikir Ayrılıkları, Sosyal Ağlar ve Mahalleler [Opinion Gaps, Social Networks and Clusters]

in Iktisat ve Toplum Dergisi, 107: 63-69, (2019)

Internationale Migration- Erklärungsfaktoren und wirtschaftliche Konsequenzen für Deutschland [International Migration- Explanatory Factors and Economic Consequences for Germany]

(with D.Stadelmann) in Ausländische Fachkräfte gesucht: voreilig? notwendig? willkommen? (eds. H.Barz, M.Jung), Düsseldorf University Press, (2015)

Federal Sistemlerde Vergi Rekabeti [Tax Competition in Federal Structures]

in Kriz ve Maliye Düşüncesinde Değişim: İzzettin Önder'e Armağan (eds. A.Pinar, A.H.Köse, N.Falay), Sosyal Araştırmalar Vakfı, (2011)

On Inflation Tax Competition

Academy of Economics and Finance Papers and Proceedings, vol.32, pp.263-264, (2008)

Optimum Monetary Policy During Monetary Union Enlargement

in Quantitative Economic Policy (eds. R. Neck, C. Richter, P. Mooslechner), Springer Verlag, pp.275-291, (2008)

Courses Taught

Microeconomics, University of Portsmouth

(Fall 2019)

Managerial and Decision Economics, University of Portsmouth

(Fall 2018, Spring 2019, 2020)

Economics of Science, Research, and Innovation, University of Bayreuth

(Summer 2016, Winter 2016, Winter 2017)

Economic and Social Network Analysis, University of Bayreuth

(Winter 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)

Development Economics

(Summer 2017, 2018)

Fiscal Competition and Federalism, University of Bayreuth

(Summer 2014, Winter 2014, Summer 2015)

Mini -Course on Network Analysis, Queensland University of Technology

(two weeks during August-September 2014)

Topics in Microeconomics, Uppsala University

(Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Intermediate Microeconomics, Bogazici University

(Summer 2009)

Economic Statistics, Vanderbilt University

(Summer 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

Professional Activities


Associate Editor at Economics Bulletin, since 2018

Editor at Open Economics (De Gruyter), 2017-2019

Co-organizer of Public Economic Seminar Series, Fall 2010-Spring 2012

Co-organizer of Workshop “Taxing Cross-Border Commuters”, May 22-23, 2012


International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Economic Inquiry, International Tax and Public Finance, Public Choice, Public Finance Review, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Economics Bulletin, Economic Analysis and Policy, Economic Record, Kyklos, Bulletin of Economics Research

Recent Presentations of Research:

Seminar, Department of Economics, Florida International University, February 2016

Bavarian Micro Workshop, Passau, November 2015

Ifo-Workshop on Regional Economics, Dresden, September 2015

European Public Choice Society, Groningen, April 2015

Bavarian Micro Workshop, Würzburg, November 2014

Public Economic Theory Meeting, Seattle, July 2014

Public Economic Theory Meeting, Lisbon, July 2013

Seminar, Department of Economics, University of Venice Ca Foscari, November 2012

Public Economic Theory Meeting, Academia Sinica, June 2012

Royal Economic Society Conference, University of Cambridge, March 2012

Seminar, Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, November 2011

Congress of the European Economic Association, Oslo, August 2011

Public Economic Theory Meeting, Indiana University, June 2011

Congress of the International Inst. of Public Finance, Uppsala, August 2010

Conference in Public Economics, Marseille, June 2010

Public Economic Theory Meeting, Istanbul, June 2010

Seminar, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, March 2010

Seminar, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim, February 2009


English (fluent), German (fluent), Swedish (beginner), Turkish (native)