Dr. Mehtap Akgüç is a Research Fellow in the Jobs & Skills Unit at CEPS, visiting professor at the University of Saint-Louis in Brussels and research affiliate at the Institute for Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn.
Her main research interests lie in the field of labour and development economics with experience in various countries (e.g. France, China, Turkey and Europe in general). In particular, she is interested in studying issues related to migration and mobility, labour market institutions, inequalities, transport, trade, economic development and growth. As a member of the Jobs & Skills Unit, she contributes to a number of projects in the area of migration, employment and social innovation (e.g. InGRID, MEDAM, SIMPACT and STYLE), platform economy (IRSDACE) and social dialogue effectiveness (EESDA). She also worked on the airline industry, analysing the impact of low-cost airlines on mobility patterns in Europe.
She has extensive experience teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels and actively participates in academic and policy conferences, workshops and seminars. Her work appears in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and policy reports.
Before joining CEPS, Mehtap worked at IZA as a researcher and as a consultant for the World Bank collaborating with the economist team from the Sustainable Development Network and Development Research Group. She also worked as a lecturer teaching economics and econometrics classes at Toulouse School of Economics.