Aysegul Kayaoglu - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Aysegul Kayaoglu

Research Associates

Assistant Professor of Economics at Istanbul Technical University

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Institutions


  • PhD in Economics, European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics United Kingdom & Belgium 2008-2014, Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • PhD in Economics, Catholic University of Louvain, IRES Belgium- 2008-2014
  • London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom, Research Exchange Student in the Department of Economics- Sept 2011-Oct 2012
  • MSc in Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London- 2005-2006


  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Istanbul Technical University- July 2014- Present
  • Part-time Faculty Member in the Department of Economics, Sabanci University- Sept 2016- Present
  • Lecturer in the Summer School, Sabanci University- Summer 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, London School of Economics and Political Science- Sept 2011- May 2014
  • Research Assistant, Université Catholique de Louvain- 2008-2014

Latest Publications:

  • “Understanding the Reasons Behind Child Labor and Its Sectoral Distribution in Turkey”, (joint with Orcun Kanun), forthcoming in Çalısma ve Toplum Dergisi (Journal of Work and Society), 2019.
  • “Labour Market Activities of Syrian Refugees in Turkey”, (joint with M. Erdogan), in the Economic Research Forum WP Series, 2019.
  • Urbanization, Education and the Growth Backlog of Africa”, (joint with Joaquin Naval), in the Journal of African Economies, Vol. 26 (5), 2017.
  • “Hometown associations, urban-to-rural collective remittances and rural development in Turkey”, in Remittances Review, Vol 2(2), p.121-136, 2017.
  • “Voting Behaviour of the Youth in Turkey: What Drives Participation in or Causes Alienation from Conventional Political Participation”, in Turkish  Studies, Vol. 18 (1), January 2017.
Working Papers

Intimate partner violence against women in Turkey: evidence from a national household survey

According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2018), one in three women has experienced physical ... read more

Working Papers

Labor Market Activities of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Drawing on data from a survey of 1,235 Syrian refugees, this article examines individual, cohort ... read more


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