Dr. Sinem Ayhan


Dr. Sinem Ayhan

Sinem Ayhan is a post-doc researcher at the working group of Climate and Development. Her research currently focuses on:

  • Distributional impacts of carbon pricing
  • The political economy of energy policies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Evaluation of electrification programs in SSA

Before joining MCC, Sinem worked as a research associate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn and a post-doc at the University of Münster. Sinem obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Bologna University in July 2014. Before her Ph.D. studies she had a five-year work experience at the Undersecretariat of Treasury in Turkey.



“The impact of non-cognitive skills and economic preferences on internal migration” (with K. Gatskova and H. Lehmann), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2019.09.001

“State dependence in welfare benefits in a non-welfare context” (with S. Pelek), Review of Income and Wealth, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12445

“Your spouse is fired! How much do you care?” (with M. Nikolova), Journal of Population Economics, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-018-0693-0 

“Married women's added worker effect during the 2008 economic crisis - The case of Turkey”, Review of Economics of the Household, 2018, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp 767-790, doi: 10.1007/s11150-016-9358-5

“Do non-wage rigidities slow down employment? Evidence from Turkey”, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2014, Vol. 2: 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/2193-9004-2-20