Ulaş Karakoç

Ulaş Karakoç

Assistant Professor of Economics

Kadir Has University

I am a member of Economics Department of Kadir Has University. My current research focuses the regional inequalities, industry location and railroads during the twentieth century. Besides, I am working with World Wildlife Fund-Turkey on a project regarding the drivers of the farmer’s adoption of conservative agriculture techniques. I am also consulting World Bank with a project on labor market participation and entrepreneurship of Syrian migrants.

I am interested in the state-of-the-art computational methods in statistical programming, data visualization, text mining and spatial analysis.

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  • Economic History
  • Rural Development
  • Applied statistics and econometrics
  • Statistical programming with R
  • Spatial analysis with GIS


  • PhD in Economic History, 2015

    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • MSc in Economics, 2007

    Bogazici University

  • BA in Mathematics, 2004

    Bogazici University



Assist. Prof. in Economics

Kadir Has University

Sep 2020 – Present Istanbul

Assist. Prof. in Economics


Feb 2020 – Aug 2020 Ankara
Taught Econometrics, Mathematics for Economists and Introduction to Economics.

Research Fellow in Economic History

Humboldt University Berlin

Jan 2017 – Dec 2019 Berlin
Taught Econonics of Midddle East and Political Economy of Inequality.

Researcher in Marie-Curie Initial Training Project MACROHIST

Humboldt University Berlin

Sep 2014 – Sep 2015 Ankara


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(2020). Regional Inequality and East-West Divide in Turkey since 1880. CEPR Discussion Paper.

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(2020). Dünyada ve Türkiye'de geç sanayileşme. in İktisat Tarihinin Dönüşü: Türkiye’de ve Dünyada Yeni Yaklaşımlar ve Araştırmalar, İletişim Yayınları (forthcoming).

(2018). Industrial growth in interwar Egypt: first estimates, new insights. European Review of Economic History, 22(1), 53-72.