Duygu joined Bruegel in June 2022 as part of the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth team.
She is an applied economist, and her research mainly focuses on structural labour markets issues such as barriers to labour force participation, gender gaps, informality, skill shortages and unemployment.
Before joining Bruegel, she has been actively involved in research for more than 10 years in a diverse setting. She participated in multiple projects for various institutions including JRC-Seville, the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey.
She holds an MA in Economics and a BSc in Management Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey). Currently, she is finalising a PhD in Economics at KU Leuven.
Up and ahead: skills for a more resilient EU workforce
How can we equip people with the skills they need to adapt to a rapidly changing labour market?
How can the EU improve the skills of the workforce?
Understanding barriers and resistance to training in the European Union
People with less education are also less able and willing to participate in training; understanding why is essential to prevent a widening skill gap.
Digital reskilling: empowering under-resourced communities on both sides of the Atlantic
What skills are needed for the digital future, and how can governments and companies support the retraining of people who lack these skills?