Biography

Tugba Bozcaga is a Fellow at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Her research interests lie in comparative political economy and political economy of development, with a substantive focus on local governance, distributive politics, social welfare, and migration. Her dissertation project examines how the distribution of service provision and its electoral outcomes is contingent on local social structures and institutions.

Tugba's work won the Best Comparative Policy Paper Award from the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Honorable Mention for the APSA MENA Politics Section Best Paper Award. Her research has been supported by the Program on Governance and Local Development and the MIT Center for International Studies. She is also a Junior Fellow at the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS). She completed her BA in Economics at Bogaziçi University. Prior to MIT, Tugba worked as a public official at the Turkish state, in the design and evaluation of various civil society and local government projects and programs.

Papers

Publications

"Assessing Syrian Refugee Integration Using Call Detail Records from Turkey" (with Fotini Christia, Constantinos Daskalakis, Elizabeth Harwood, Christos Papadimitriou), in Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios (Salah, Pentland, Lepri, Letouze, Vinck, de Montjoye, Dong, eds.). Springer. 2019. ​link

"Enforcement Process Tracing: Forbearance and Dilution in Urban Colombia and Turkey," (with Alisha Holland) Studies in Comparative International Development, 1-24 (4 August 2018). link

Policy
 

"Policy Implications of the D4R Challenge" (with Salah et al.) in Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios (Salah, Pentland, Lepri, Letouze, Vinck, de Montjoye, Dong, eds.). Springer. Forthcoming. ​link

"The Geography of Gulenism in Turkey" Foreign Policy, 18 March 2019 (with Fotini Christia) link

"Turkish Referendum Rallies in Europe Made Headlines. Did they Affect Election Results?" Monkey Cage/The Washington Post, 6 May 2017 (with Fotini Christia) link

 "Women and the welfare state regime of Turkey" Turkish Policy Quarterly 11(4):177-188, Winter 2013. link

Biography

Tugba Bozcaga is a Fellow at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Her research interests lie in comparative political economy and political economy of development, with a substantive focus on local governance, distributive politics, social welfare, and migration. Her dissertation project examines how the distribution of service provision and its electoral outcomes is contingent on local social structures and institutions.

Tugba's work won the Best Comparative Policy Paper Award from the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Honorable Mention for the APSA MENA Politics Section Best Paper Award. Her research has been supported by the Program on Governance and Local Development and the MIT Center for International Studies. She is also a Junior Fellow at the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS). She completed her BA in Economics at Bogaziçi University. Prior to MIT, Tugba worked as a public official at the Turkish state, in the design and evaluation of various civil society and local government projects and programs.

Papers

Publications

"Assessing Syrian Refugee Integration Using Call Detail Records from Turkey" (with Fotini Christia, Constantinos Daskalakis, Elizabeth Harwood, Christos Papadimitriou), in Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios (Salah, Pentland, Lepri, Letouze, Vinck, de Montjoye, Dong, eds.). Springer. 2019. ​link

"Enforcement Process Tracing: Forbearance and Dilution in Urban Colombia and Turkey," (with Alisha Holland) Studies in Comparative International Development, 1-24 (4 August 2018). link

Policy
 

"Policy Implications of the D4R Challenge" (with Salah et al.) in Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios (Salah, Pentland, Lepri, Letouze, Vinck, de Montjoye, Dong, eds.). Springer. Forthcoming. ​link

"The Geography of Gulenism in Turkey" Foreign Policy, 18 March 2019 (with Fotini Christia) link

"Turkish Referendum Rallies in Europe Made Headlines. Did they Affect Election Results?" Monkey Cage/The Washington Post, 6 May 2017 (with Fotini Christia) link

 "Women and the welfare state regime of Turkey" Turkish Policy Quarterly 11(4):177-188, Winter 2013. link