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Alpaslan Akay

Senior lecturer

Alpaslan Akay
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4122

Room number: D-601E
Postal Address: Box 640, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Economics (More Information)
Box 640
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Alpaslan Akay

Alpaslan Akay currently holds an Associate Professors position in the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg where he has employed since 2013. 

Alpaslan completed his Ph.D. at University Gothenburg in 2008. Prior to his Ph.D at the University of Gothenburg, he also had another Ph.D position in the Istanbul University for three years. Alpaslan had his undergraduate (on Economics) and Master (on Mathematical Statistics) studies at Istanbul University. His Ph.D is on the immigrant assimilation and applied microeconometrics. His research interests are very diverse and lie in several areas including the behavioral and experimental economics, economics of happiness, economics of migration and applied microeconomics. In recent years, he has focused particularly on happiness research and positional concerns. He is also interested in pedagogy and aiming to apply alternative teaching styles and pedagogical strategies. He has also collaborated actively with other researchers in several other disciplines of economics. 

Alpaslan has served and participated in several workshops and conferences both as participant and organizer. He has organized several large scale conferences and served also as a scientific committee member. He is currently serving as a referee of high ranked scientific journals.

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Attitudes toward uncertainty among the poor: Evidence from rural Ethiopia
Alpaslan Akay, Peter Martinsson, Haileselassie Medhin, Stefan Trautmann
IZA Discussion Paper , Magazine article 2009
Magazine article


Essays on Microeconometrics and Immigrant Assimilation
Alpaslan Akay
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Doctoral thesis 2008
Doctoral thesis


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