Ozcan Ozturk | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Ozcan Ozturk

Dr. Ozcan Ozturk

Assistant Professor
College of Public Policy

College of Islamic Studies

  • Phone+974 50719720
  • Office location31, 3rd floor, Mineratein Building


He received his PhD in applied economics with a minor in statistics from Auburn University after receiving his MA from Western Michigan University in economics. He also holds an LLM degree (law and economics) from Michigan State University.

Dr. Ozturk frequently teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics, economics for public policy, econometrics, statistics for social sciences, and research methods courses. 

He has worked in various international, multidisciplinary projects in Europe, North America, Turkey, and Qatar. 


Research Interests

  • International Trade
  • Sustainable Economic Development
  • Food Security
  • Microfinance
  • Energy and Environmental Economics


Assistant Professor

College of Public Policy, HBKU

2019 – Present
  • Assistant Professor of Economics

    Department of Economics Ataturk University

    2018 - 2019
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

    Department of Economics, Auburn University at Montgomery

    2016 – 2017
  • Research and Teaching Assistant

    Auburn University

    2014 – 2016
  • Research Assistant

    Western Michigan University

    2012 - 2013


Ph.D. Applied Economics

Auburn University, Alabama, USA. (with a minor in statistics)

  • MA Applied Economics

    Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA

  • LLM Master in Law

    Michigan State University, Michigan, USA. (Specialization: Law and Economics)

  • BA Business Administration

    Ataturk University, Turkey


Selected Publications

  • Ozturk O., Al-Kuwari, M.

    “The Contribution of Tourism to Economic Growth: The Case of Qatar”, Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism.

  • Ozturk, O., Sisman Y., Uslu, H., & Citak, F.

    “Effects of COVID-19 on Turkish Stock Markets: A Sectoral Level Anaysis” Hitit University Journal of Social Sciences Institute.

  • Ozturk, O.

    “Market Integration and Spatial Price Transmission in Grain Markets of Turkey” Applied Economics.

  • Ozturk, O., Radouai, N.

    “Does Trade Openness Contribute to the Economic Growth and Development of Morocco?” Journal of Economics Business and Organization Research.

  • Ozturk, O.

    “Effects of Price Transmission and Exchange Rate Elasticities of Three Developing Countries on the World Cotton Trade” Applied Economics and Finance.

  • Yanık, R., Osman, A.B., & Ozturk, O.

    Impact of Manufacturing PMI on Stock Market Index : A Study on Turkey.

  • Book Chapters

  • Ozturk, O.

    “Effects of microfinance on small businesses in India” Innovation and Global Issues in Social Sciences III. Published by Peter Lang Publishing, 2018.

  • Ozturk, O., Radouai, N.

    “Impact Evaluation of Microfinance for Small Enterprises in Morocco” Current debates in social sciences inTraders, 52-68.