Gokce Akin Olcum

Post-doctoral Associate

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Economics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2012
M.A. in Economics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004

Current Research

My research interests are in line with the fields of environment and energy economics, public economics, and designing mathematical models for quantitative analysis in those fields. In particular, my research has included developing applied general equilibrium models to estimate the growth and competitiveness effects of environmental regulations based on the use of market-based instruments at regional and global scale. In this vein, some part of my research has been devoted to the design and implementation of the regional emission trading scheme that Turkey plans to apply in the post-Kyoto period, and linking it with the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as part of the European Union enlargement process. Currently, I have been working on the development of the quantitative model, which analyzes the trade and welfare consequences of climate change impacts on agriculture sector at the global scale.