İrem Güçeri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Koç University, Istanbul, and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. After graduating, İrem worked at the World Bank as an economist at the Europe and Central Asia region, Financial and Private Sector Development unit. Her work focused on topics related to small and medium sized enterprises, R&D and technology adoption, corporate taxation, state aid, exports and financial sector risks. After working at the World Bank, İrem joined the Blavatnik School of Government from the Saïd Business School in Oxford, where she became a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her MPhil and DPhil degrees in Economics from Oxford University. Now İrem Güçeri is an Associate Professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on policy evaluation, taxation, productivity, R&D and innovation. She is the co-course leader for Finance (Undergraduate) and the elective Government Policies for Business (MBA). She was awarded various prizes and scholarships during her studies, including British Council Chevening Scholarship and Centre for Business Taxation Doctoral Scholarship, Koç University Merit Scholarship, Siemens Excellence Award and high honors in her earlier studies at Koç University.