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I am an assistant professor of political science. I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in 2006 and have been teaching at Sabanci University since 2007.  My research and teaching focus on international and comparative political economy, and on development. I am generally interested in institutions, their emergence and evolution, along with their impact on economic and political outcomes. I currently work on politics of regulation, institutional change in emerging countries, comparative regionalization and its implications for the varieties of transformations along with state-society relations. I teach International Political Economy, Latin American Politics, Methods in Social Sciences and co-teach courses on the Political Economy of Turkey and Turkey-European Union Relations.