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Esma Akkilic

Research Interests

My PhD investigates how government policies intermesh with private sector-business 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).

Other Professional Activities

Technological unemployment, the welfare state, labour economics, government-led innovation policy, varieties of national innovation regimes & growth models, innovation ecosystems/clusters