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.