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Dr Şule Akkoyunlu

Lecturer in Economics and Finance

Dr Şule Akkoyunlu is a Lecturer in Economics and Finance and also the Course Leader of the BA in Economics, Banking and Finance.

She obtained a B.A. in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Istanbul, a MSc in Economics from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University. She has held teaching and research positions at the Universities of Oxford, Kent, Bonn, Tel Aviv, California at San Diego, Zurich, Neuchatel, Bern, EUI, Vesalius College - Vrij University of Brussels, Tilburg, METU; the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, OTA, and DIW.

Her research interests include macroeconomics, international economics, economic history, development economics, econometrics, public economics, political economy, labour economics, demography, and international migration.

I am interested in supervising theses in the fields of economic development, migration, and finance.

Publications:

In Refereed Journals

· “An Empirical Analysis of Diaspora Bonds”, (2018), with M. Stern, Journal of Economics and Political Economy, Vol: 5, No: 1, pp: 57-80.

· “Migration-Driven Women`s Empowerment – the Case of Turkey”, (2017), Journal of Economics and Political Economy, Vol: 4, No: 4, pp: 356-375.  

· “The Potential of Rural-Urban Linkages for Sustainable Development and Trade”, (2015), International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Policy, Vol: 4 No: 2, pp: 20-40. It will be the reading material for 3000 students at the University of South Africa for the period 2018-2020.

· “Does the Law of One Price Hold in a High-inflation Environment? A Tale of Two Cities in Turkey”, (2014), with B. Siliverstovs, Applied Economics, Vol: 46, No: 26, pp: 3236-3245.

· “Remittances and Financial Development: Is there a Direct Link? Evidence from Turkish Data”, (2013), Journal of Emerging Markets, Spring Vol: 18, No: 1, pp: 1-15.

· “The Positive Role of Remittances in Migration Decision: Evidence from Turkish Migration”, (2013), with B. Siliverstovs, Journal of Economic and Social Research, Vol: 15, No: 2, pp: 65-94.

· “Dış Ticaret, Ekonomik Yardım, Doğrudan Yabancı Yatırımlar ve Göçmen Dövizleri Türkiye'den olan Göçü Frenleyebilir mi?”, (2012), Migration Letters, Vol: 9, No: 4, pp: 311-327.

· “Empirical Evidence on Intervening Opportunities and Competing Migrants”, (2012), Migration Letters, Vol: 9, No: 2, pp: 155-175.

· “Are Turkish Migrants Altruistic? Evidence from the Macro Data”, (2012), European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol: 73, No: 4, pp: 444-460.

· “The Effect of Economic Reforms of 1980s and of the Customs Union 1996 upon the Turkish Intra-Industry Trade”, (2012), with K.A. Kholodilin and B. Siliverstovs, International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp: 107-118.

· “Green Entrepreneurship: the Missing Link Towards a Greener Economy”, (2011) with Fulvia Farinelli, Marino Bottini and Philipp Aerni, ATDF Journal, Vol: 8, No: 3/4, pp: 42-48. · “Can Trade, Aid, Foreign Direct Investments and Remittances Curb Migration from Turkey?”, (2010), Migration Letters, Vol: 7, No: 2, pp: 101-116.

· “Spurious Correlation in the Production of Health: A note”, (2010), with B. Siliverstovs, F. Lichtenberg and P. Zweifel, Economics Bulletin, Vol: 3, No: 3, pp: 2505-2514.

· “Migration and Trade - Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Turkish Migration to Germany”, (2009) with B. Siliverstovs, Emerging Markets Trade and Finance, Vol: 45, No: 5, pp: 47-61.

· “A Link Between Workers’ Remittances and the Business Cycles in Germany and Turkey”, (2008) with K.A. Kholodilin, Emerging Markets Trade and Finance, Vol: 44, No: 5, pp: 23-41.

Books

· “Agricultural Innovations in Turkey” (forthcoming). KPS Publishing.

Refereed Book Chapters

· “Turkish Innovation Policy and Agricultural Innovation System”, in Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Turkey, OECD Food and Agricultural Reviews, OECD Publishing, Paris (2017).

· “The Role of Remittances for Economic Growth: Evidence for Turkey”, in A. ArtalTur, G. Peri and F. Requena-Silvente (eds.), The Socio-Economic Impact of Migration Flows: Measuring Effects on Trade, Labour Market, Remittances and Output, Springer-Verlag: Heidelberg (2014).  

· “Forecasting Turkish Remittances from Germany during the Financial Crisis”, in I. Sirkeci, J. Cohen and D. Ratha (eds.) (2012) Global Remittance Practices and Migration during the Financial Crisis and Beyond, Washington D.C.: The World Bank.

· “Migration and the Prospects for Efficient European Labour Markets”, (2000) with Roger Vickerman, In: Boecker J, Herrmann H (eds.), Spatial Change and Interregional Flows in the Integrating Europe - Essays in Honour of Karin Peschel Heidelberg, New York: Physica-Verlag, pp 156-171. Other Refereed Publications

· “Regional Integration and Goods and Factors Flows in the Middle East and North African Region and Turkey”, (2008) FEMISE Research Programme, Executive Summary, FEM31-07. http://www.femise.net/activites/ci2006/3107-GB.html

· “European Labour Markets: Can Migration Provide Efficiency? The Polish – German Case”, paper presented at the One-Europe or Several? Second Annual Conference at the University of Sussex, 21-22 September 2000. One-Europe or Several? Working Papers, No: 31/01, (August, 2001) ISSN 1468-4144. Chapters from the PhD thesis

Discussion and Working Papers

· Akkoyunlu, S. and D. Ramella (2017) Corruption and Economic Development, RIMINI Centre for Economic Analysis Working Paper (17/29).

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2013) Agricultural Innovations in Turkey, NCCR Working Paper, No: 2013/30.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2013) The Potential of Rural-Urban Linkages for Sustainable Development and International Trade, NCCR Working Paper, No:

· Akkoyunlu, S., F. Farinelli, M. Bottini and P. Aerni (2013) Green Entrepreneurship: the Missing Link towards a Greener Economy, NCCR Working Paper, No: 2013/17.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2013) The Correlation between the Level of Patent Protection and International Trade, NCCR Working Paper, No: 2013/36.

· Akkoyunlu, S. and M. Stern (2012) An Empirical Analysis of Diaspora Bonds, Global Migration Research Paper, 3.

· Akkoyunlu, S. and B. Siliverstovs (2010) Does the Law of One Price Hold in a High-inflation Environment? A Tale of Two Cities, KOF Working Paper, 248.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2010) Are Turkish Migrants Altruistic? Evidence from Macro Data, KOF Working Paper, 246.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2009) Trade, Aid, Remittances and Migration, KOF Working Paper, 229.

· Akkoyunlu, S., B. Siliverstovs, F. Lichtenberg and P. Zweifel (2009) Spurious Correlation in the Production of Health: A Note. SOI Working Paper, 0903 and KOF Working Paper 227.

· Akkoyunlu, S., I. Neustadt, and P. Zweifel (2008) Why does the amount of income redistribution differ between United States and Europe? The Janus face of Switzerland. SOI Working Paper, 0810 and KOF Working Paper 228.

· Akkoyunlu, S. and B. Siliverstovs (2007) The role of remittances in migration decision: Evidence from Turkish migration. DIW Discussion Paper, 691. DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

· Akkoyunlu, S., K. A. Kholodilin and B. Siliverstovs (2007) The effect of economic reforms of 1980s and of the Customs Union 1996 upon the Turkish intraindustry. DIW Discussion Paper, 649. DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

· Akkoyunlu, S. and K. A. Kholodilin (2006) What affects the remittances of Turkish workers: Turkish or German Output? DIW Discussion Paper 622. DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

· Akkoyunlu, S. and B. Siliverstovs (2006) Modelling Turkish migration to Germany. DIW Discussion Paper, 595. DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2001a) The Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis in an International Context”, University of Kent at Canterbury, Working Paper.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2001b) East and West European Labour Market, University of Kent at Canterbury, Working Paper.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2001c) East-West Migration: Polish Migration with Germany, University of Kent at Canterbury, Working Paper.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2001d) Polish Seasonal Migration: Characteristics, Causes and Consequences, University of Kent at Canterbury, Working Paper.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2001e) National versus Regional Migration: The Polish Case – Chelmski, University of Kent at Canterbury, Working Paper.

· Akkoyunlu, S. (2001f) Strawberry Fields: Welfare Analyses and Policy Implications of European Enlargement, University of Kent at Canterbury, Working Paper.

Others

MPC Blog on 22 October 2013 7 How migrants’ social remittances have empowered women in Turkey? http://debatemigration.wordpress.com/author/migrationpolicycentre/

PRESENTATIONS

  • European Labour Markets: Can Migration Provide Efficiency? The Polish – German Case, the paper presented at the One-Europe or Several? Second Annual Conference at the University of Sussex, 21-22 September 2000.
  • Modelling Turkish Consumption, 1962-1994 was presented at Nuffield College, Central Bank of Turkey, Bilkent University, Tel Aviv University, Baskent University and Cape Town University.
  • Migration is Beautiful: A Note on the Study of Migration was presented at the Fourth Annual Mediterranean Programme Summer School, Migration in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Demographic, Economic, Legal, Political and Social Dimensions, Florence 25 August-5 September 2002, the EBSE, Tel Aviv University and the ESPE 2003 Conference in New York.
  • Remittances as a Harbinger of Migration: An Empirical Macroeconomic Causal Link was presented at the EALE 2007 Conference in Oslo.
  • Trade, Aid, Remittances and Migration was presented at the FEMISE Annual Conference, 22-23 November 2007 in Marseilles, Third IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development, 5-6 May 2008 in Rabat, XXIII National Conference of Labour Economics, 11-12 September 2008, Brescia,  the Conference on Effects of Migration on Population Structures in Europe, 1-2 December 2008 in Vienna and the Polish National Bank Conference on Migration, Labour Market and Economic Growth in Europe after Enlargement, 7-11 December 2008 in Warsaw, the Annual Congress of the Swiss Society for Economics and Statistics, 26-27 June 2009 in Geneva, the INSEE Workshop on Fertility and Demography, 11 September 2009 in Paris and the Conference on Globalisation and Development, 19-21 January 2010 in Calcutta.
  • Are Turkish Migrants Altruistic? Evidence from the Macro Data was presented at the Developments in Economic Theory and Policy Conference, 2-3 July 2009 in Bilbao, XXIV National Conference of Labour Economics, 24-25 September 2009 in Sassari and MAPS Scientific Meetings, 08 March 2011 at the University of Neuchatel.
  • Spurious Correlation in the Production of Health: A Note was presented at the KOF-ETHZ Brown Bag Seminar in 2009.
  • Does the Law of One Price Hold in a High-Inflation Environment? A Tale of Two Cities was presented at the SSES Meeting 2010, 24-25 June in Fribourg, the EECON Conference, 04-05 November 2010 in Istanbul and the Seminar at the Department of Economics, University of Neuchatel in 2010, the KOF-ETHZ Brown Bag Seminar in 2010 and Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies on 16 December 2013, and at the University of Dundee on 19 February 2014.
  • Remittances and Financial Development: Is there a Direct Link? Evidence from Turkish Data was presented at the Latsis Symposium 2012 on 11-14 September 2012 at the ETHZ, at the IOS, University of Regensburg on 17 December 2012, at the NORFACE Conference on 10-14 April 2013 at the UCL.
  • Agricultural Innovations in Turkey was presented at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern on 27 March 2013.
  • The Determinants of Out-Migration from Switzerland was presented at the 10th IZA Migration Meeting on 2-7 June 2013 in Jerusalem.
  • Migration-Induced Women’s Empowerment was presented at the Annual MPC Conference on 21 June 2013, at the European University Institute in Florence; at the Economics Department of Vienna University of Economics and Business on 30 September 2013; at the Leiden University on 14 October 2013; at the University of Venice on 17 October 2013; the annual Oxford Migration Studies Conference "Changing Global Realities: Migration, Movements, and Social Transformation" on 17 May 2014;  the Conference on Making the Most of Migration: The Economic and Social Integration of Immigrants in European Societies on 23 May, 2014 in Brussels; the Migration Conference 2017 on 26 August 2017 at the Harokopio University in Athens; and the Gothenburg Centre of Globalization and Development 2017 conference  on 07 November 2017 at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
  • The Potential of Urban-Rural Linkages for Sustainable Development and Trade was presented at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern on 18 December 2013.
  • Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade was presented at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern on 18 December 2013.
  • Migration and University Education: An Empirical (Macro) Link, was presented at the Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University on 26 March, 2018; and will be presented at the 5th RCEA Time Series Workshop on 14 June 2018.