I am a quantitative sociologist specialized in the analysis of work and employment. I research and consult on the determinants of job quality, its impact on worker’s well-being, productivity, and family outcomes, on institutional factors and polices that contribute to quality jobs, and the measurement principles of job quality using survey data. 

Currently I work as a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research – a research organization that assesses the effectiveness of policies and programs geared to improve public well-being, and am based at Cambridge, MA. Prior to that I was a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a postdoctoral researcher at University of Oxford, and an intern at United National Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). I obtained my DPhil (PhD) in Sociology from University of Oxford. I have an advanced masters’ degree in Political and Social Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University, and a B.A. in Sociology from the Middle East Technical University (ODTU/METU).

I use advanced econometric methods in my research, particularly duration models, linear and non-linear regression analysis, and hierarchical models. I have extensive experience in managing, describing and analyzing large-scale and complex national and international data-sets such as Labor Force Surveys, longitudinal surveys, opinion polls, and social surveys. My work has been published in academic journals such as American Sociological Review, Work and Occupations, Demographic Research, Work Employment and Society, and Human Resources Management Journal, as book chapters in edited volumes, and as policy reports and briefs. 

 Last updated: April 2018