I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the City, University of London, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Research Associate at the Systemic Risk Centre and STICERD as well as a Research Affiliate at the CESifo network. My research and teaching revolve around financial intermediation, international finance and political economy.

Update (10/21): My paper, Lending cycles and real outcomes: Costs of political misalignment (with Cagatay Bircan), is now published at The Economic Journal. It was featured earlier on Reuters, BBC News and Bloomberg. Read the most recent LSE-SRC discussion paper here and the VoxEU blog here; download a copy from the publisher here.

Update (09/21): I co-organized the 3rd LSE Workshop on Political Economy of Turkey, which took place online on 3rd of September, 2021. Check the workshop webpage here for the official programme.

Update (09/21): I have been awarded a research grant by The British Academy in order to investigate the long-term impact of COVID-19 on financial technology adoption.

Update (07/21): My new working paper on Epidemic Exposure, Fintech Adoption, and the Digital Divide (with Barry Eichengreen and Cevat G. Aksoy) has just come out. Read the NBER working paper here, VoxEU blog here and watch me presenting it at MIT-CEBRA Annual Meeting here.

Update (06/21): I co-organized the 2nd London Political Finance (POLFIN) Workshop with Thorsten Beck and Paolo Volpin. Check the official programme, presentation slides and workshop videos here and read the related VoxEU blog here.

Update (06/21): My paper, The Political Scar of Epidemics (with Barry Eichengreen and Cevat G. Aksoy), is now R&R at The Economic Journal. It has also been featured on The Washington Post, BBC News, The Guardian, Bloomberg, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Euronews, Mint, Anadolu Agency, Fortune, Project Syndicate, South China Morning Post and Financial Times. Read the NBER working paper here, VoxEU blog here; and listen to it in a podcast here.

Update (05/21): My paper, Financial policymaking after crises: Public vs. private interests (with Yuemei Ji and Paul De Grauwe), has now been updated as a CESifo working paper. It has been featured earlier on Financial Times, Deutsche Welle (DW), Arab News and World Finance. Read the VoxEU blog here.

Update (01/21): I have joined the CESifo network as a Research Affiliate.

Update (01/21): My paper, Revenge of the experts: Will COVID-19 renew or diminish public trust in science? (with Barry Eichengreen and Cevat G. Aksoy), is now published at the Journal of Public Economics. Read the most recent NBER working paper here and the VoxEU blog here; download a free copy from the publisher here.

Update (11/20): My single-authored paper, Domestic banks as lightning rods? Home bias and information during the Eurozone crisis, is now published at the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Read the VoxEU blog here and download a free copy from the publisher here.