Cevat Giray Aksoy

Biography

Cevat Giray is a Principal Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, Research Fellow at London School of Economics, Research Associate at IZA Institute of Labor Economics. His current work mainly focuses on applied labour economics with a strong focus on labour market inequalities, family formation, migration, and globalisation.

His research has been covered by local and international media and policy outlets, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, Mirror, Reuters, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, Quartz, VOX, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and World Economic Forum.

He is the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Association of British Turkish Academics and is selected as a Leader of Tomorrow by The St. Gallen Foundation. He also occasionally writes for GALLUP Blog, LSE Business Review, and VOXEU.

Education

2017 – Ph.D. in Economics, University of London, Royal Holloway College
2011 – M.A. in Economics, State University of New York at Albany
2010 – B.A. in Economics, Istanbul University

Research interests

  • Labour Economics
  • Population Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

Publications

Aksoy, C. G., Carpenter C.S. and Frank J. (2018). “Sexual Orientation and Earnings: New Evidence from the UK”, ILR Review.
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Aksoy, C. G. (2016). “The Effects of Unemployment on Fertility: Evidence from England”, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 16(2), 1123-1146.
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Working Papers

Aksoy, C. G., Guriev S. and Treisman D.S. (2018). “Globalization, Government Popularity, and the Great Skill Divide”
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Aksoy, C. G. (2016). “Short-term effects of house prices on birth rates”
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Aksoy, C. G., Carpenter C.S., Frank J. and Huffman M. (2018). “Gay Glass Ceilings: Sexual Orientation and Workplace Authority in the UK”
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Aksoy, C. G., Carpenter C.S., De Haas R. and Tran K. (2018). “Do Laws Shape Attitudes? Evidence from Same-sex Relationship Recognition Policies in Europe”
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Aksoy, C. G., Ajzenman N. and Guriev S. “Mass Migration, Flight to Safety and Entrepreneurship”

Aksoy, C. G. and Ozcan B. “Mass Migration and the Fertility of Natives”

Aksoy, C. G. and Poutvaara P. “Self-selection of Refugees and Irregular Migrant Groups”

Policy Publications

Aksoy, C. G. (2016). "Life Satisfaction in the Transition Region", EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 1, pp. 10-22.
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Aksoy, C. G. (2016). "Governance in the Transition Region", EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 2, pp. 26-37.
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Aksoy, C. G. (2016). "Gender in the Transition Region", EBRD “A Decade of Measuring Transition” Report, Chapter 3, pp. 40-49.
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