Ozcan Ozturk | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Ozcan Ozturk

Dr. Ozcan Ozturk (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Public Policy

College of Islamic Studies

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  • Office location31, 3rd floor, Mineratein Building


Dr. Ozturk obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Economics, with a minor in Statistics, from Auburn University, following his completion of a Master of Arts in Applied Economics at Western Michigan University. He also holds an LLM in Law and Economics from Michigan State University.

Dr. Ozturk regularly teaches courses on topics such as economics for public policy, cost-benefit analysis, research methods, microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics for social sciences, and econometrics. His research primarily focuses on international trade, economic development, and food and agriculture, showcasing a broad interest in these critical areas.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ozturk has been actively involved in numerous multidisciplinary projects of both national and international scope across Europe, North America, Turkey, and Qatar.


Research Interests

  • Applied economics
  • International trade
  • Economic development
  • Food and agriculture


Assistant Professor

College of Public Policy, HBKU

2019 – Present
  • Assistant Professor

    Department of Economics, Ataturk University, Turkey

    2018 - 2019
  • Adjunct Faculty

    Department of Economics, Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

    2016 – 2017
  • Research and Teaching Assistant

    Auburn University, USA

    2014 – 2016
  • Research Assistant

    Western Michigan University, USA

    2012 - 2013


Ph.D. Applied Economics

Auburn University

  • MA Applied Economics

    Western Michigan University

  • LLM -Master in Law (Law and Economics)

    Michigan State University

  • BA Business Administration

    Ataturk University


Selected Publications

  • Ozturk O and Faizi B (2023), The Russia-Ukraine war, soaring food prices, and the Turkish economy: insights from computable general equilibrium. Front. Environ. Sci. 11:1233233. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2023.1233233

  • Ozcan, O., Ergun, A., and Sena, G. (2023). An empirical examination of trade policy and food security in MENA countries: Evidence from quantile regressions. Glob. Bus. Econ. Rev. Inderscience. DOI:10.1504/GBER.2024.10056913

  • Peter Chow, Ozcan Ozturk & Henry Thompson (2023) Short-Run Adjustments in Taiwan to Free Trade in a Multisector Specific Factors Model, The International Trade Journal, 37:6, 595-607. DOI: 10.1080/08853908.2022.2090463

  • Logan Cochrane, Ozcan Ozturk, Hanieh Khataee, Reem Al-Hababi, Fatema Al-Malki & Hisham Nourin (2022) Fostering a reading culture: evidence from Qatar Reads, Development Studies Research, 9:1, 82-94. DOI: 10.1080/21665095.2022.2050774

  • Ozcan Ozturk (2020) Market integration and spatial price transmission in grain markets of Turkey, Applied Economics, 52:18, 1936-1948. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2020.1726862