İrem Güçeri
 
University of Oxford 

EDUCATION


Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Economics, Oxford University, 2011 – 2015

 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics, Oxford University, 2009-2011

 

Master of Science in Economics (MSc), London School of Economics, 2006-2007

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics, Koç University, 2002-2006 (High honors)

 

Department of Political Economics, Bocconi University (Erasmus program), 2005

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND CONSULTANCY


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow, University of Oxford Centre for Business Taxation, current


Research Fellow, University of Oxford Centre for Business Taxation, 2014-2017


Consultant (STC) at the World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Region, 2009 – present         

 

Economist (ETC) at the World Bank, Financial and Private Sector Development, Ankara/Turkey, 2008-2009

 

Business Analyst at Value Partners Strategy Consulting SpA, 2007

 

 

RESEARCH

Interests: applied microeconometrics, policy evaluation, corporate taxation, R&D and innovation


IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS:

 

"Effectiveness of Fiscal Incentives for R&D: A Quasi-Experiment" (with Li Liu), accepted for publication in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy   

 

 "Will the Real R&D Employees Please Stand up? Effects of Tax Breaks on Firm Level Outcomes", forthcoming, International Tax and Public Finance.


"R&D and Productivity: Evidence from Large UK Establishments with Substantial R&D Activities" (with Steve Bond), 2017, Economics of Innovation and New Technology Vol.26, Issue 1-2, pp.108-120. 

  

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

 

"Fiscal Incentives for Science, Technology and Innovation Activities: Good Practice Review Report" (2017), The World Bank.


"R&D Tax Credits" (2016), European Tax Policy Forum policy paper.

 

"Can ‘the Good Law’ get better? An impact study of: Isencao Fiscal em Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento ‘the Good Law’", with Michael Devereux (2015), report commissioned by Brazil's Ministry of Finance.

 

"Tax incentives for research and development", with Paulo Correa (2013, World Bank report).

 

"Research and Innovation for Smart Specialization Strategy: concept, implementation challenges and implications", with Paulo Correa (2013, World Bank report).

 

"Intellectual property rights and high-growth firms in the UK", with Christian Helmers, Georg von Graevenitz, Christine Greenhalgh and Philipp Schautschick (2013, Report for the UK Intellectual Property Office 2013/27).

 

"Tax Incentives and R&D: an Evaluation of the UK 2002 Reform using Micro Data" (2015, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Working Paper 15/11).

 

"Trends in UK BERD after the Introduction of R&D Tax Credits", with Steve Bond (2012, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Working Paper 12/01).

THESES:

 

DPhil thesis: Tax Incentives, R&D and Productivity (2014)

 

MPhil thesis: Tax Incentives, R&D and Productivity: an Empirical Investigation (2011)

 

MSc thesis: Financial Openness of Turkey and the Reasons Underlying its Capital Flows (2007)

 

UNPUBLISHED POLICY WORK:

 

"Public Expenditure Review in Science, Technology and Innovation for Russian Federation: Policy Evaluation and Effectiveness Assessment Methodology Note" (background paper for the project proposal, 2015, The World Bank)

 

"Romania Western Region Research and Technological Development Ecosystem" (background paper for the Romania Western Region Competitiveness Enhancement and Smart Specialization project, 2013, The World Bank).


POLICY PAPERS


"Fiscal Incentives for Science, Technology and Innovation Activities: Good Practice Review Report" (2017), The World Bank.


Can "the Good Law" get better? An impact study of: Isencao Fiscal em Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento "the Good Law", with Michael Devereux (2015)


“Tax incentives for research and development”, with Paulo Correa (2013, World Bank report)

 

“Research and Innovation for Smart Specialization Strategy: concept, implementation challenges and implications”, with Paulo Correa (2013, World Bank report)

 

“Romania Western Region Research and Technological Development Ecosystem” (background paper for the Romania Western Region Competitiveness Enhancement and Smart Specialization project, 2013, The World Bank)

 

“Intellectual property rights and high-growth firms in the UK”, with Christian Helmers, Georg von Graevenitz, Christine Greenhalgh and Philipp Schautschick (2013, Report for the UK Intellectual Property Office 2013/27).

 

TEACHING:

 

Lectures in Finance, University of Oxford Said Business School (Hilary Term 2016, 2017: lectures in Corporate Governance and International Economics as part of the Undergraduate Economics and Management programme, Finance course).

 

College Lecturer in Economics, Oxford University St.Catherine’s College (2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, Quantitative Economics and Econometrics courses for undergraduates).

 

College Lecturer in Economics, Oxford University St.Peter’s College (2011-12; 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. Core Microeconomics course for undergraduates).

 

Visiting Lecturer, Bogazici University, Istanbul (Postgraduate Statistics for MA Economics students, July 2012; July 2013).


Teaching Assistant, Koc University, Istanbul, 2005-2006

Econometrics 1 (undergraduate core)


 

AWARDS:

 

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017-2020

International Institute for Public Finance Young Economists Award, 2015

University of Oxford Department of Economics Doctoral Studentship, 2011-2014

University of Oxford Centre for Business Taxation Doctoral Scholarship, 2011-2014

United Kingdom Chevening Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in the UK, 2009-2010

Siemens Excellence Award winner, Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, 2006

Vehbi Koç Honor Roll (Koç University High Honors), 2003-2006

Koç University Merit Scholarship, 2002-2006

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

 

Organiser of the Centre for Business Taxation Doctoral Meeting (6-7 September 2016): a two-day international conference taking place in Oxford. The conference gathers doctoral students who are in the final stages of their degree and whose research interests relate to topics in public finance.

 

Organiser of the Centre for Business Taxation External Seminar Series (since January 2015).

 

Admissions interviewer, St.Peter’s and St.Catherine’s, Oxford University (E&M and PPE programmes; St.Peter's: 2011, 2012, 2014; St.Catherine's: 2012).

 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS:

 

Keynote speaker at the OECD microBeRD conference, Madrid, 2017

Seminar at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, 2017 

Centre for Business Taxation Annual Symposium, Oxford, 2017 

Seminar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington D.C., 2017 

Workshop organised by VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, 2017 

Seminar at Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2017 

Seminar at Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, 2017 

National Tax Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, 2016

International Institute for Public Finance Annual Congress, 2016

Centre for Business Taxation Annual Symposium, Oxford, 2016

European Tax Policy Forum - IFS Conference, London, 2016

Seminar at Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2016

National Tax Association Annual Conference, Boston, 2015

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data, Istanbul, 2015

International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress, Dublin, 2015

ZEW Public Finance Conference, Mannheim, 2015

CDM Workshop, Maastricht, 2015

Seminar at Max Planck Institute, Munich, 2014

Seminar at Bilkent University, Ankara, 2014 

Seminar at Ozyegin University, Istanbul, 2014

Seminar at ZEW, Mannheim, 2014

Koc University Winter Workshop, Istanbul, 2014

Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, Manchester, 2014

Royal Economic Society Postgraduate Presentation Meeting, London 2014

Postdoctoral & DPhil Research Workshop, Oxford, 2013

European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation, Seville, 2013

HM Revenue and Customs-Centre for Business Taxation joint workshop, Oxford, 2013

Centre for Business Taxation seminar, Said Business School, University of Oxford, 2013

International Finance Corporation, Washington D.C, 2012

Workshop on R&D Policy Evaluation: Methods and Results, Universite Paris I Sorbonne and Ministry of Research and Education, Paris, 2011

 

REFEREEING:

 

European Economic Review, Economics Bulletin, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, International Tax and Public Finance, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics