I am a Principal Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and Assistant Professor of Economics at King’s College London, Department of Political Economy.

I am also a Research Fellow at London School of Economics and Research Associate at IZA Institute of Labor Economics

My work mainly focuses on applied labour economics with a strong focus on labour market inequalities, migration, and globalisation.

My research has been covered by local and international media outlets, including BBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Mirror, Reuters, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, Quartz, Vox, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and World Economic Forum.

I am the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Association of British Turkish Academics and was selected as a Leader of Tomorrow by The St. Gallen FoundationI also occasionally contribute to Pocket Economics podcasts and write for GALLUP BlogLSE Business Review, and VOXEU,  

Prior to joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, I worked as a teaching associate at London School of Economics and University College London. I received my BA in Economics from Istanbul University and MA in Economics from State University of New YorkIn 2017, I completed my PhD in Economics at University of London, Royal Holloway College. 

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E-mail: aksoyc@ebrd.com & cevat.aksoy@kcl.ac.uk & c.giray-aksoy@lse.ac.uk