Izak Atiyas - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Izak Atiyas

Research Fellows

Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sabanci University

Areas of Interest:

  • Industrial Organization and Regulation
  • Anti-Trust
  • Political Economy


  • Ph. D., Economics, New York University, USA, 1989
  • B.A., Economics, Bogaziçi University, Turkey, 1982


  • Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sabanci University, Turkey, 1998-present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, Turkey, 1995-1998
  • Senior Economist, Private Sector Development Department, The World Bank, Washington D.C., 1988-1995

Latest Publications:

  • Liberalization and Regulatory Reform in the Electricity Industry, 2006 (in Turkish), Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) Publication, Istanbul:TESEV 2006
  • Political Economy of Governance Failures, Crises and Opportunities for Reform“ (with Ferhat Emil), published as Chapter 4 of Turkey Country Profile : The Road Ahead for Turkey, Cairo: Economic Research Forum, 2006.
  • When Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Sequential Entry and Competition in the Turkish Mobile Industry,“ with Pinar Dogan, August 2006, submitted.


Policy Briefs

Replace Discretion with Rules: How Policy Reform Can Boost Economic Performance

In a nutshell Before the 2000s economic policy making in Turkey was based on discretion and ... read more

Policy Perspectives

Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy

How much structural transformation has taken place in Euromed countries over the past few decades? ... read more

Working Papers

Firm Level Data in The ERF Region: Research Questions, Data Requirements and Possibilities

Abstract This paper presents an overview of research that uses firm-level data. The paper organizes the ... read more


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