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Esma Akkilic

Esma Akkilic

PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies (Public Policy and Political Economy), supervised by Dr. Finbarr Livesey.

Esma's PhD investigates how government policies intermesh with private sector choices to build institutional capacity and engineer desired "innovation ecosystems" that facilitate superior national performance in radically innovative, high-tech sectors. The project seeks to comprehend the impacts these strategic public-private choices have on labour, employment and skills, more specifically on human capital formation (education, training, and skills) and job quality (work conditions, job contracts, and wages).

Key Publications

'Politicians in white coats? Scientific advisory committees and policy in Britain', (2017) in the Journal of Public Policy and Administration