Harvard Pop Center Working Paper: What kind of impact did 3 million refugees have on businesses and the informal economy?

According to a working paper authored by recent Harvard Bell Fellow Onur Altindag and his colleagues, the Syrians refugees that flowed into Turkey had a positive impact on its informal economy, particularly on smaller firms and those in the construction and hospitality industries.

How does Syrian refugee influx influence voting behavior and election outcomes in Turkey?

A working paper co-authored by by Bell Fellow Onur Altindag, PhD, shows that the massive influx of approximately three million Syrians into Turkey brought about only a modest drop in support for the AKP (the ruling Justice and Development party) and a statistically insignificant impact on election outcomes. The discussion paper is produced by IZA Institute of Labor Economics.