Dr. Alpaslan Akay

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

Alpaslan Akay is an Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) where he also completed his Ph.D. in March 2008. His main research interests are Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Economics of Happiness, Migration, Microeconometrics and Monte Carlo Simulations.

He joined IZA as a Research Associate in September 2008 and became a Senior Research Associate in September 2011. After moving back to Sweden in September 2013, he remains affiliated with IZA as a Research Fellow. He is currently visiting IZA regularly as a Visiting Research Fellow.




Selected publications by Alpaslan Akay


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Akay, Alpaslan, Olivier Bargain & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants, Journal of Human Resources, 52(2): 1-, DOI: 10.3368/jhr.52.2.0115-6900R1, More information
Akay, Alpaslan, Olivier Bargain & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Home Sweet Home? : Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants, Journal of Human Resources, 52(2): 351-373, More information
Akay, Alpaslan, Amelie Constant, Corrado Giulietti & Martin Guzi, 2017, Ethnic diversity and well-being, Journal of Population Economics, 30(1): 265-306, DOI: 10.1007/s00148-016-0618-8, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Akay, Alpaslan, Olivier Bargain & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Home sweet home? Macroeconomic conditions in home countries and the well-being of migrants, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-038


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