Dr. Mustafa Kaba

Senior Research Fellow

Research Focus

My research lies at the intersection of political economy, public policy evaluation, and applied microeconometrics. More specifically I work on topics related to voting behavior, the evolution of economic policy preferences of distinct socio-economic classes, public procurement, and the implications of gender gap in corporate world. I use a variety of methods in my research including causal inference methods, field experiments, network analysis, predictive modeling, and cluster analysis along with other similar statistical tools.

For more detail on my research, please visit my personal website


  • PhD in Economics, European University Institute, 2020
  • Supervisors: Prof. David K. Levine, Prof. Arthur Schram
  • MRes in Economics, European University Institute, 2017
  • MA in Economics, Boğaziçi University, 2016
  • BA in Industrial Engineering, Boğaziçi University, 2014


Journal Article (1)

Kaba, M. (2022). Who buys vote-buying? How, how much, and at what cost? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 193, 98–124

Working Paper (2)

Alan, S., Corekcioglu, G., Kaba, M., & Sutter, M. (2023). Female Leadership and Workplace Climate. Bonn: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Discussion Paper 2023/9
Kaba, M., Koyuncu, M., Schneider, S. O., & Sutter, M. (2023). Social Norms, Political Polarization, and Vaccination Attitudes: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Turkey. Bonn: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Discussion Paper 2023/8

Other (2)

Kaba, M., & Stoelinga, N. (2022). The olympic effect: Fact or fiction?
Kaba, M. (2022). Class voting and economic policy preferences: A predictive modelling approach.
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