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 sustainable agriculture. I am also consulting the World Bank with a project on labor market participation and entrepreneurship of Syrian migrants.

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Interests

  • Economic History
  • Sustainable agriculture and rural development
  • Applied statistics with current interests in causal inference, spatial analysis, Bayesian statistics
  • R programming

Education

  • PhD in Economic History, 2015

    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • MSc in Economics, 2007

    Bogazici University

  • BA in Mathematics, 2004

    Bogazici University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Assist. Prof. in Economics

Kadir Has University

Sep 2020 – Present Istanbul
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant

World Bank

Apr 2020 – Present Istanbul
 
 
 
 
 

Assist. Prof. in Economics

TOBB ETU

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

Publications

(2022). Sürdürülebilir tarım pratiklerinin yaygınlaştırılması için politika uygulama ve iletişim önerileri. WWF-Eti Burçak Sağlıklı Topraklar Hareketi Çiftçi Araştırma Raporu.

PDF DOI

(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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Projects

Predicting crop yields in Turkey with simulation based methods

A new project which aims to predict the crop yields at district level based on historical data.

Railroads and agricultural productivity in Turkey, 1913-1980

A joint project with Gunes Asik (TOBB-ETU) and Mahmut Ablay (McGill). Based on a novel dataset of GIS based railroads and crop productivity at district data between 1913-1980, we investigate the effects of railroad access on productivity.

Tarım 4.0 Araştırmaları Politika ve Uygulama Merkezi

İstanbul Kalkınma Ajansının desteğiyle Eyüpsultan Belediyesi ve Kadir Has Üniversitesi tarafından yürütülen bir uyguşama projesi. Eyüpsultan Belediyesi sınırları içerisinde yaşayan küçük ölçekli üretim yapan çiftçilerle sürdürülebilir tarım, alternatif pazarlama yolları, girişimcilik ve teknoloji kullanımı çalışıyoruz.

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