Working Papers

The Social Bureaucrat: How Social Proximity among Bureaucrats Affects Local Governance

Imams and Businessmen: How Local Business Associations Affect Islamist Service Provision (with Fotini Christia). Under Review.

Members of the Same Club?: Subnational Variations in Electoral Returns to Public Goods

Peer Reviewed Publications

"Assessing Syrian Refugee Integration Using Call Detail Records from Turkey" (with Fotini Christia, Constantinos  Daskalakis, Elizabeth Harwood,  Christos  Papadimitriou), in Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios (Salah, Pentland, Lepri, Letouze, Vinck, de Montjoye, Dong, eds.), Springer, 2019:223-249.

"Enforcement Process Tracing: Forbearance and Dilution in Urban Colombia and Turkey" (with Alisha Holland). Studies in Comparative International Development, 53(3): 300-323, August 2018 (Special Issue). 

Policy

"Policy Implications of the D4R Challenge" (with Salah et al.), in Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios (Salah, Pentland, Lepri, Letouze, Vinck, de Montjoye, Dong, eds.), Springer, 2019:477-495.

"The Geography of Gulenism in Turkey" Foreign Policy, 18 March 2019 (with Fotini Christia).

"Turkish Referendum Rallies in Europe Made Headlines. Did they Affect Election Results?" Monkey Cage/The Washington Post, 6 May 2017 (with Fotini Christia).

 

"Women and the welfare state regime of Turkey" Turkish Policy Quarterly  11(4): 177-188, Winter 2013.

In Progress

"Urban Bias in Rural Governance" (with Evren Aydogan, Esra Bakkalbasioglu, and Aytug Sasmaz). Pre-analysis Plan.

"The Education Dilemma: Favoring the In-Group or Assimilating the Out-Group"(with Asli Cansunar).


"Local Elites, Land Inequality, and Nation-building through Public Education" (with Asli Cansunar).


"Measuring Local Development: Satellite Luminosity Data and Settlement Density.".

“When Bureaucrats Become Intermediaries.” 
 

Book Project

The Social Bureaucrat: Social Proximity, Bureaucratic Efficiency, and Local Governance in Turkey.