B.Ozcan@lse.ac.uk
Department of Social Policy
Houghton Street
OLD 2.32
WC2A 2AE, London, UK.
+44 (0)20 7955 6867

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Policy of the London School of Economics (LSE).

I obtained my PhD in Sociology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2008 and prior to joining LSE, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Yale University. I have also held visiting researcher positions at Princeton University (2006); at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) of Essex University (2007) and as a Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College of the University of Oxford (2015).

My research examines the interplay between family processes (divorce, marriage and fertility) and economic outcomes (savings, labor supply and entrepreneurship). In my research, processes that shape family contexts over the life-course constitute a focal point for explaining both the economic behavior of households and overall inequality.

My publications may be found in academic journals both in the field of economics; such as Journal of Human Resources, European Economic Review, Small Business Economics and in the fields of Sociology/ Demography, such as Annual Review of Sociology, Demographic Research, among others.

My research has also been covered by over 60 media outlets in more than 20 countries including New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, AOL Money, IOL News (South Africa), India Times, La Stampa and Irish Independent.

At the LSE, I mainly teach one of the core graduate courses of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). I am also the program director of the undergraduate degree BSc Social Policy and Economics.