İrem Güçeri

İrem Güçeri

Research Fellow

Centre for Business Taxation
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


İrem Güçeri is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Taxation at Saïd Business School. İrem works in applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on both natural experiments and structural models. 

She joined the School after completing her DPhil and MPhil degrees in the Department of Economics at Oxford University in October 2014.

İrem's current research focuses on policy evaluation, corporate taxation, productivity, R&D and innovation.

During her time at Oxford, İrem has lectured in Finance at Oxford Saïd and taught Microeconomics, Quantitative Economics and Econometrics at St.Catherine’s and St.Peter’s Colleges. Previously, she was Visiting Lecturer at Bogazici University for Statistics for MA Economics students.

Prior to starting her degrees at Oxford, she was working at the World Bank as part of the Europe and Central Asia region, Financial and Private Sector Development unit as an economist on topics related to small and medium-sized enterprises, R&D and technology adoption, corporate taxation, state aid, exports and financial sector risks. She is still involved in government and World Bank projects in middle income countries as a consultant.

İrem holds her BA in Economics from Koç University and her MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

She was awarded various prizes and scholarships during her studies, including British Council Chevening Scholarship and Centre for Business Taxation Doctoral Scholarship while at Oxford, Koç University Merit Scholarship, Siemens Excellence Award and high honors in her earlier studies at Koç University. She was an Erasmus student at Bocconi University. Currently, İrem is an associate member of St.Peter’s College in Oxford. 



İrem's research overview:

Tax incentives and R&D

In three of her papers in progress, İrem examines the effect of tax incentives on the overall business R&D performance. The United Kingdom introduced an R&D tax incentive scheme first for SMEs in 2000 and then for large companies in 2002, gradually increasing the generosity of both schemes after 2008. For companies that are eligible, the reforms meant a large reduction in the user cost of R&D capital. Using micro-level data from corporation tax returns and R&D surveys, it is possible to estimate how R&D expenditure responds to changes in the R&D tax credit using various policy evaluation methodologies.

Technology spillovers and productivity

In her work related to micro-level productivity, İrem focuses on the effects of R&D on productivity, with a view of the production process as involving knowledge generated by R&D at the plant level, firm level and sector levels separately as additional inputs. The availability of disagregated information on the technological dimensions of R&D expenditure in the UK micro data enables the study of the extent of technological spillovers.

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İrem’s policy work involves consultancy for the UK Government and the World Bank.