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Melisa Sayli


Melisa completed her BA in Economics and BA in political science & International Relations with full scholarship as the valedictorian of the College of Economics and Administrative Sciences, and the salutatorian of the class of 2011 at Bahcesehir University, Turkey. By receiving a full merit scholarship, she studied MA in Economics at Koc University and graduated in 2013 from Koc University, Turkey, where she also worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate level courses. 

Currently, Melisa is a final year PhD student at the University of Manchester, and a member of  Econometrics and Applied Economics Research Area Group.  Her PhD focuses on the added worker effect in the UK, and her research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research interests

Labour economics, gender economics, applied microeconometrics 

PhD supervisors

  • Prof Martyn Andrews
  • Ken Clark
  • Dr Jacopo Mazza

Contact details

School of Social Science
The University of Manchester
3rd Floor, Arthur Lewis Building
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL, UK


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