Biography

Tugba Bozcaga is a PhD candidate in Political Science. She studies political economy of development using macro- and micro-level statistical data and ethnographic methods. Her dissertation explores how local social context affects bureaucratic performance and public goods provision. In her research, Tugba investigates the impact of social networks on local bureaucracies, satisfaction with public services, and social welfare, by focusing on specific mechanisms such as social interaction and informal information flows.

She completed her BA in Economics at Bogazici University and her MA at Central European University, specializing in International Political Economy. Prior to coming to MIT, she worked as an EU expert in the Turkish government in the design and evaluation of various civil society, local government, and academic projects and programs. Her other field experience includes work with municipalities and international organizations in Mexico and Turkey.

Papers

Publications

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

"Women and the welfare state regime of Turkey," Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol:11 No. 4 (Winter 2013).

Review of: "The politics of welfare state reform in continental Europe: modernization in hard times," by Silja Häusermann. Acta Oeconomica, Vol:61 No.1 (March 2011).

Essays and Opinions

“Turkish referendum rallies in Europe made headlines. Did they affect election results?” (with Fotini Christia), The Washington Post, 6 May 2017.

 

Biography

Tugba Bozcaga is a PhD candidate in Political Science. She studies political economy of development using macro- and micro-level statistical data and ethnographic methods. Her dissertation explores how local social context affects bureaucratic performance and public goods provision. In her research, Tugba investigates the impact of social networks on local bureaucracies, satisfaction with public services, and social welfare, by focusing on specific mechanisms such as social interaction and informal information flows.

She completed her BA in Economics at Bogazici University and her MA at Central European University, specializing in International Political Economy. Prior to coming to MIT, she worked as an EU expert in the Turkish government in the design and evaluation of various civil society, local government, and academic projects and programs. Her other field experience includes work with municipalities and international organizations in Mexico and Turkey.

Papers

Publications

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

"Women and the welfare state regime of Turkey," Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol:11 No. 4 (Winter 2013).

Review of: "The politics of welfare state reform in continental Europe: modernization in hard times," by Silja Häusermann. Acta Oeconomica, Vol:61 No.1 (March 2011).

Essays and Opinions

“Turkish referendum rallies in Europe made headlines. Did they affect election results?” (with Fotini Christia), The Washington Post, 6 May 2017.