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Selin Özokcu, PhD.
Policy Analyst

Selin Özokcu is an interdisciplinary researcher particularly interested in the transitions in the world, primarily connected to climate change and sustainable development.

Following her graduation with a high honor degree from the Business Administration at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2012, Özokcu earned her MSc in Earth System Science in the sub-track of Energy, Environmental Economics, and Policy (METU) in 2015. In her master’s thesis, she studied the relationship between CO2 emissions and income in the context of the Environmental Kuznets Curve and published her research in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Özokcu also received her PhD in Earth System Science from METU in 2021. In her doctoral dissertation, she examined the consumer culture perspective in the context of the environment, sustainability, and food and specifically addressed the moral judgments of people on food waste practices. Besides, for her graduate studies, she was the recipient of scholarships given under the National Scholarship Program for MSc and PhD Students by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

Özokcu, who previously worked at the Department of Business Administration at the Middle East Technical University (METU) for eight years as a research & teaching assistant, joined TEPAV in November 2021 as a Policy Analyst.


Selin Özokcu, worked at TEPAV from November 2021 to March 2023.

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