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Jean Monnet Reader in Political Economy
International Business and Economics
BSc, MSc, PhD
Mehmet Ugur is the Jean Monnet Reader in Political Economy. Since joining the University of Greenwich in 1990, Mehmet has been involved in research, teaching and management at different levels. Mehmet has introduced and led two masters degree programs in European Public Policy and Business and Financial Economics. Mehmet’s management responsibilities include research coordination, senior management team membership and program leadership in the International Business and Economics Department. He has led and managed research projects funded by the European Commission, the Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He is also Co-convenor for the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations Economics Methods Group (CCEMG) and the coordinator of the Centre for Economic Performance, Governance and Regulation (CEPGR).
Mehmet Ugur has taught a wide range of courses, including International Macroeconomics, International Economics and Finance, Economics of the European Union, Monetary Integration in Europe, European Public Policy, Regulatory Institutions of the World Economy, and Statistical Methods for Research. His administrative responsibilities include program leadership, research coordination, and membership of Research Program and Research and Enterprise committees at the Business School level.
Mehmet Ugur provides PhD supervision in a wide range of research areas, including economic governance and macroeconomic performance, corporate governance and firm performance, innovation, and income distribution. He has supervised PhD students researching in areas such as monetary union, foreign direct investment, and banking crises. He has examined 4 PhD thesis internally at the University of Greenwich and 7 PhD theses externally at Essex, Keele, Leicester, Manchester and Warwick Universities.
Mehmet Ugur researches the interactions between economic governance, corporate governance and economic performance in various areas including economic growth, innovation, employment, income distribution, European network industries, and EU public policy. His current work focuses on externally-funded research projects, including the relationship between governance and innovation at the firm and country levels, the relationship between innovation and firm survival and growth, and the political economy of education in the context of development.
Mehmet Ugur is Co-convenor for the Cochrane and Campbell Collaboration Economics Methods Group (CCEMG), an international network with expertise in approaches to evidence synthesis that combine economics and systematic review methods. CCEMG aims to develop economic methods to be used by systemic review teams within the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations. Mehmet is also member of the Meta-Analysis of Economic Research Network (MAER-Net), an international network of scholars committed to improving economic science through meta-analysis. Mehmet Ugur also acts as editorial board members for a wide range of academic journals and as advisory board member for research centres. His consultancy engagements include International Budget Partnership (Washington), Routledge (UK), and Centre for Innovation and Competition Based Development Studies (Turkey).
Mehmet Ugur has received external funding for a number of research projects, including ‘R&D expenditures, firm survival and growth’ (ESRC), ‘innovation and employment in low-income countries’ (DFID), ‘corruption and growth in low-income countries’ (DFID), ‘political economy of education in developing countries’ (DFID). He has also received the honorary title of Jean Monnet Chair in Political Economy in 1997 and is currently funded to help setting up a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Greenwich.
Mehmet Ugur has published widely, including books, edited books and academic journal articles. His recent publications include:
Ugur, M. (2013) (ed.), Governance, Regulation and Innovation: Evidence on Firms and Nations, Edward-Elgar (forthcoming).
Ugur, M. (2004) (ed.), Open Economy Macroeconomics Reader, London and New York: Routledge, 2002.
Ugur, M. and D. Sunderland (2013) (eds), Does Economic Governance Matter? Governance Institutions and Economic Outcomes (2011), Edward-Elgar.
Ugur, M. and N. Canefe (2004) (eds.), Turkey and European Integration: Accession Prospects and Issues, London and New York: Routledge, 2004.
Recent journal articles and book chapters:
Sunderlandm, D. and Ugur, M. (2011) Does economic governance matter? New contributions to the debate. In: Does Economic Governance Matter?: Governance Institutions and Outcomes. New Directions in Modern Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 1-29. ISBN 978-0-85793-176-4 (hbk), 978-0-85793-177-1.
Yankaya, D. and Ugur, M. (2008) Policy entrepreneurship, policy opportunism, and EU conditionality: the AKP and TÜSİAD experience in Turkey. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, 21 (4). pp. 581-601. ISSN 0952-1895 (print) 1468-0491 (online).
Flacher, D., Jennequin, H. and Ugur, M. (2009) Liberalisation in network industries. In: Privatisation against the European Social Model: A Critique of European Policies and Proposals for Alternatives. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 112-128. ISBN 9780230224094 (hbk).
Hashem, N. and Ugur, M. (2012) Product-market competition, corporate governance and innovation: evidence on US-listed firms. Munich Research Papers in Economics (MPRA) Working Paper.
Hashem, N. and Ugur, M. (2013) Market power, governance and innovation: Evidence from OECD countries. In Governance, Regulation and Innovation: Evidence on Firms and Nations, Edward-Elgar (forthcoming).
Ugur, M. (2012) Europeanization, EU conditionality and governance quality: empirical evidence on Central and Eastern European Countries. International Studies Quarterly. ISSN 0020-8833 (print), 1468-2478 (Online) (In Press).
Ugur, M. (2012) Market concentration, corporate governance and innovation. Journal of Governance and Regulation. ISSN 2220-9352 (print).
Ugur, M. (2010) Open-ended membership prospect and commitment credibility: explaining the deadlock in EU–Turkey accession negotiations. Journal of Common Market Studies, 48 (4). pp. 967-991. ISSN 0021-9886 (print) 1468-5965 (online).
Ugur, M. (2009) Liberalisation in a world of second best: evidence on European network industries. Munich Personal RePEc Archive.
Ugur, M. (2009) Regulatory quality and performance in EU network industries: evidence on telecommunications, gas and electricity. Journal of Public Policy, 29 (3). pp. 347-370. ISSN 0143-814X (print), 1469-7815.
Ugur, M. (2008) Turkey, between West and East: Turkish economic policy under the AKP government [La Turchia fra Occidente e Oriente: la politica economica della Turchia durante il governo dell'Akp]. Biblioteca della Libertà, 43 (191). ISSN 2035-5866.
Ugur, M. (2007) The ethics, economics and governance of free movement. In: Migration without Borders. Social Science Studies series. UNESCO Publishing / Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford, pp. 65-94. ISBN 978-92-3-104024-5.