Dr. Bagis has a B.Sc. from ITU (2006), an M.A. in Economics from Sabanci University (2009) and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of California (2014). In addition to his academic career, he has had private sector experiences at various international and domestic companies and institutions. He has taught his own graduate and undergraduate level economics, math and finance courses at prominent universities including University of California Berkeley and Sabanci University. His analysis and working papers are published by various prominent institutions including the SETA Foundation and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ SAM. He focuses on macro and financial stability and efficacy of policies at the discretion of policymakers.
In particular, earthquake-resilient housing retrofitting or reconstruction needs massive additional funding schemes, as public or individual funding mechanisms could never be sufficient. In addition, millions of private properties or residential buildings built before 2000 require urgent strengthening or rebuilding.