I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Sabanci University.

My research centers on Applied Microeconomics, Economic Development, and Applied Econometrics. I am broadly interested in understanding individual and collective economic behavior in contexts with imperfect protection to property rights. I do applied theory as well as empirical work. The main lines of research in which I focus my work are:

  1. The impact of violence and crime on education.
  2. Optimal allocation of policing resources.
  3. The political economy of public safety.
  4. Accumulation of human capital and criminal skills.
  5. Models of conflict.