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Muhammed A. Yıldırım

Research Director, Growth Lab, Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID)

Muhammed A. Yıldırım is Research Director for the Growth Lab at Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID) and a faculty member (on leave) of the Department of Economics at Koç University in Istanbul. He got his doctorate. in Applied Physics from Harvard University and BS from California Institute of Technology. After his graduate studies, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Growth Lab between 2011 and 2014. His research focuses on understanding network and ripple effects in a multitude of research areas, including economic complexity, global value chains , production networks, industrial policy, trade, productivity, economic growth and matching.

His research has been published in high-impact business and economics journals (e.g., Theoretical economy, Journal of Economic Theory, Research policyand Nature Communications) as well as scientific journals (for example, Science, Nature, Cell, Natural biotechnology and Natural methods). He is also co-author of the highly influential The Atlas of Economic Complexity, published by MIT Press. His research has been highlighted in the press, including the New York Times, FinancialTimes and the the wall street journal.

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