Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı has worked as an associate professor of economics at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Management Engineering since 2009. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2007. While pursuing his PhD studies, he worked as an economic officer at UNCTAD between 2005 and 2006. Aşıcı received his MA degree in economics from Bosphorus University in 1999 and his BS degree in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1996. During the 2017/2018 academic year, he spent one year conducting research at the University of Oregon, USA.
His current research concentrates on the green economic transformation. Aşıcı has published extensively on the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability and subjective well-being in respected academic journals.
Project: “The "Green New Deal for Turkey" to Tackle the Climate Crisis”
The interconnectedness of economic, social, and ecological problems requires a simultaneous response. The Green New Deal (GND), which aims to decarbonize the economy by transforming industries, regulating markets, and incentivizing lifestyle changes, is argued to be the only realistic proposal to tackle the “triple crisis.” Having been on an unsustainable growth path for so long, the Turkish economy needs to be transformed as well. A “Green New Deal for Turkey” has the potential to revive economic activities and reduce unemployment by creating a climate-friendly economy.
This project aims to fill the gap by focusing on three questions that will be important in the design of the “Green New Deal for Turkey.” After introducing the concept of the GND and outlining the EU’s European Green Deal, the project aims to closely examine the Turkish economy and measure the risks it will be exposed to in case of no transformation and to calculate the green net job creation within transformed sectors.
The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and the Turkish Economy
2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı's policy brief "The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and the Turkish Economy" was published in January 2021.
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Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı's book Yeşil Ekonomi was published in April 2017 with Yeni İnsan Yayınevi Tohum Yayıncılık Turizm Reklam ve Sağlık Hizmetleri Sanayi Ticaret Limited Company.
"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı and Sevil Acar
Türkiye Avrupa Yeşil Düzenine Nasıl Cevap Verecek?
“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı
2020'de Ne Yaptık? 2021'den Ne Bekliyoruz?
Welcoming of the 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows
We welcome our 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, David Samuel Williams, Elena Dück, Jan Schierkolk, Karolína Augustová, Michael Kaeding and Özge Geyik.
Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı | The "Green New Deal for Turkey" to Tackle The Climate Crisis
David Samuel Williams | How National Adaptation Plans Can Address and Consider Vulnerable Communities
Elena Dück | International Cooperation in Education: A Cornerstone of Sustainable Foreign Policy
Jan Schierkolk | Promoting Civic Participation in EU-Turkish Municipal Cooperation
Karolína Augustová | Violent Impacts of EU's Externalization Politics on Refugees' Everyday Mobility in Turkey
Michael Kaeding | Turkey’s (Enhanced) Engagement in EU Agencies: A Potential Membership Substitute Mechanism in a Differentiated European Union
Özge Geyik | Climate Change and Nutritional Sustainability: Aligning Climate Change, Food Production and Public Health Nutrition Targets
The Welcoming of the 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows
The Welcoming of the 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 19 at The Seed. The event began with welcoming remarks by Yusuf Leblebici, followed by remarks from Fuat Keyman and Michael Schwarz. The event continued with a speech by Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Pankaj Mishra and a Q&A section moderated by Senior Scholar Senem Aydın-Düzgit. The speech was followed by a movie screening that introduced the 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, David Samuel Williams, Elena Dück, Jan Schierkolk, Karolína Augustová, Michael Kaeding, and Özge Geyik.
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Please click here to watch the speech by Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Pankaj Mishra and a Q&A section moderated by Senior Fellow Senem Aydın-Düzgit.