Sinem Ayhan received her PhD in Economics from Bologna University in July 2014. Before starting her PhD she worked as an expert in the Undersecretariat of Treasury in Turkey for five years.

Sinem was a research associate at IZA from December 2014 until October 2017 and Managing Editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Economics. Sinem Ayhan became a Research Fellow in November 2017.

After her tenure at the IZA, Sinem worked as a post-doc at the University of Münster between November 2017 and February 2018. Currently, she is employed as a researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin.

Her research interests include labor economics, policy evaluation, development economics with a particular focus on sustainable energy and climate change topics.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10982
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2020, 48 (1), 144 - 162.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10411
revised version is published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018. [Journal link]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9551
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, first published 18 September 2019 [Journal link]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8937
revised version published as 'Married women's added worker effect during the 2008 economic crisis - The case of Turkey' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2018, 16 (3), 767 - 790 [Journal link]