berkay1I am an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the Department of Social Policy of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

I obtained my PhD in Sociology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, (Barcelona, Spain) 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) and at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University (2007). 

My research examines the interplay between family processes (divorce, marriage and fertility) and economic outcomes (wealth/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 teach one of the core graduate courses of theMaster of Public Administration (MPA) program at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).

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