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Melike Kokkizil

Max Weber Fellow

Department of Economics

Max Weber Fellow

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

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[email protected]

[+39] 055 4685 137


Badia Fiesolana, BF432


Melike Kokkizil holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Milan-Bicocca (2021). Before joining the EUI, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Economics, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen.

Melike is an applied microeconomist with a keen interest in the subjects at the intersection of gender economics, cultural economics, and political economy. Her current research seeks to understand the determinants of inequality across various social groups, with the aim of contributing to the development of more egalitarian societies. In her PhD thesis, she specifically explored the gender-differential effects of Muslim religiosity on different educational outcomes, recognizing the crucial role of education in the social equalization process. Melike also has an ongoing study on the impacts of threats to identity on key factors influencing economic prosperity. Her research methodology encompasses a wide range of tools and skills, including the implementation of quasi-experimental designs, the construction of geo-referenced databases, and the integration of historical and contemporary administrative and survey data.

During her time as a Max Weber Fellow, Melike aims to expand her research agenda, publish her current studies, and further enhance her teaching and research skills.

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