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Ahmet Taskin, Ph.D.

Ahmet Ali Taskin has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has previously worked as an economist at the Central Bank of The Republic of Turkey and as a postdoctoral researcher at Ulm University. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University Berlin. He is also a senior researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). Dr. Taskin’s research focuses on banking, household finance, labor economics, and housing. He has works in the intersection of financial markets and housing/labor markets both from the point of firms and households.


Externe/r Mitarbeiter/in

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Free University Berlin, 2023-Present
  • Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), 2020-Present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2020-2023
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ulm, 2017-2020
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • M.Sc. in Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, 2007
  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor-Finance
  • Banking
  • Housing


"Homeownership and Unemployment: The Effect of Market Size", joint with Bulent Guler, Labour Economics, Volume 54, October 2018.

"Does Homeownership Prolong the Duration of Unemployment?", joint with Firat Yaman, Real Estate Economics, Volume 47, Issue 3, Autumn 2019.

"Credit Supply, Homeownership and Mortgage Debt", joint with Firat Yaman, Journal of Housing Economics, Volume 61, September 2023.

"Competition Between Arm's Length Lender and Relational Lenders: Who Wins the Contest?", joint with Alejandro Drexler, and Andre Guettler, Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 137, October 2023.

"Minimum Wages, Wage Dispersion and Financial Constraints in Firms", joint with Hamzeh Arabzadeh, Almut Balleer and Britta Gehrke, conditionally accepted in European Economic Review.

Working Papers

"Dual Income Couples and Interstate Migration", joint with Bulent Guler, 2018.

"Sorted and Settled: Migration Decisions of Dual Income Families", 2014.

"Quantifying the Effects of Loan-to-Value Restrictions: Evidence from Turkey", joint with Yavuz Arslan and Gazi Kabas (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Working Paper), 2015.