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Here you can find my short Bio (see below) and CV, my current research activities, and some of my published and unpublished research.

My principal research interests are in the fields of international economics (trade, investment, and labour migration) and industrial economics (firm behaviour, mergers & acquisitions, and auctions & negotiations), with a special focus on multinational firms and foreign direct investment.

I earned my B.Sc. degree in Economics from Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey) and my Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand). Before my postgraduate years at Otago, I was at the Middle East Technical University (METU), where I completed M.Sc. and Ph.D. coursework in Economics.

My first academic position after Otago was in Germany at the University of Würzburg (2009-2011). In 2011, I moved to the University of Tübingen, where I held the title of Assistant Professor between 2011 and 2015. In 2015, I have moved back to METU, where currently, I hold the title of Associate Professor of Economics. Here is a list of the Faculty in the Department of Economics at METU.