I am an applied economist using network tools to analyse influence, diffusion and innovation problems. I have a special interest in the economics of science, aiming to open the black box of academic and scientific production processes. I am willing to take postgraduate research students on related topics. For more detail please visit


Employment / Affiliation:

2018-… Senior Lecturer (permanent), Dept. of Econ and Finance, University of Portsmouth (UK)

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

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

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


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

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

B.S. Economics, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), 2002

Research interests

My research broadly covers areas in applied microeconomics (especially public economics, political economy, and empirical network analysis), international economics, and economics of science (focusing on education, labour, and innovation). For details see 

Teaching responsibilities

Managerial and Decision Economics (Undergrad), University of Portsmouth

Microeconomics (Undergrad), University of Portsmouth

Economic and Social Network Analysis (Postgrad), University of Bayreuth

Development Economics (Undergrad), University of Bayreuth

Economics of Science (Postgrad), University of Bayreuth

Fiscal Competition and Federalism (Postgrad), University of Bayreuth

Network Analysis (Mini course for Postgrad), Queensland University of Technology

Topics in Microeconomics -Public Economics (Postgrad), Uppsala University

Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergrad), Bogazici University

Economic Statistics (Undergrad), Vanderbilt University

Media availability

Happy to discuss about the science of science.