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

Sinem was a research associate at the IZA from December 2014 until October 2017 and the 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 and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Berlin. Currently, she is employed as a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg.

Her research lies in the fields of labor economics, policy evaluation, and environmental economics.


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 published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 32, 799- 844
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]