Merve Burnazoglu

PhD Student, Utrecht University
Adam Smith Fellow


Merve Burnazoglu is a PhD student in economics and a lecturer in philosophy, politics, and economics at Utrecht University. Her main research fields are political economy, philosophy, methodology, and the history of economics. Her ongoing dissertation is titled “The Political Economy of Identity-Based Stratification Mechanisms in Markets and Policy.” It involves methodological investigations of modeling, measurement, and policy-making practices about identity. Merve earned an MSc in economics from Aix-Marseille University and a BSc in economics from Hacettepe University. She visited University of Bayreuth for a fast track in MA in philosophy and economics and spent an exchange year at University of Strasbourg. She was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellow during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years and a Don Lavoie Fellow in the 2020-2021 academic year.