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 on (i) the regional inequalities, industry location and railroads during the twentieth century in Turkey, (ii) the drivers of the farmer’s adoption of conservative agriculture techniques (in cooperation with WWF-Turkey). I am also consulting World Bank with a project on labor market participation and entrepreneurship of Syrian migrants.

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  • Economic History
  • Sustainable agriculture and rural development
  • Statistical programming with R
  • Spatial analysis with GIS
  • Bayesian statistics


  • 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


(2021). A reassessment of industrial growth in interwar Turkey in the light of the first-generation sectoral estimates. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History (forthcoming).

(2021). Dünyada ve Türkiye'de geç sanayileşme. in İktisat Tarihinin Dönüşü: Türkiye’de ve Dünyada Yeni Yaklaşımlar ve Araştırmalar, (ed.) Ulas Karakoc and Alp Yücel Kaya, İletişim Yayınları (2021).

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

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