I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Sussex, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Research Associate at the Systemic Risk Centre and a Research Affiliate at the CESifo network. I am passionate about research on financial crises and political economy of financial intermediation.

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 (06/21): I am co-organizing the 2nd London Political Finance (POLFIN) Workshop with Thorsten Beck and Paolo Volpin. See the workshop website here for the programme and registration.

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 and invited/submitted for a special issue (under dual-submission policy) at the Review of Financial Studies. Read the VoxEU blog here.

Update (03/21): My paper, Lending cycles and real outcomes: Costs of political misalignment (with Cagatay Bircan), is now forthcoming 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 (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.

Update (09/20): I co-organized the 2nd LSE Workshop on Political Economy of Turkey. Check the official programme, presentation slides and workshop videos here.