Volkan Sezgin


Economic Advisor and Senior Economic Specialist 
U.S. Mission in Turkey

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Volkan Sezgin is an economic advisor and senior economic specialist at the U.S. Mission in Turkey. Prior to that, he worked at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Turkey as a senior expert. In 2014, he was employed by the European Commission under the command of DG Economic and Financial Affairs as National Expert in Professional Training (NEPT). Ere this, he was an energy expert at the state-owned Turkish Energy Company (BOTAS).

Volkan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy Studies from Middle East Technical University. He also holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Visegrad fellow at the Warsaw-based think tank, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW). 

His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will compare the economic developments in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) with Turkey in the last five years in order to understand the differences and similarities, and the economic policy implications.

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