Dr Erkal Ersoy

Assistant Professor of Economics

Erkal Ersoy is an Assistant Professor of Economics. Erkal’s research interests lie at the interface of applied econometrics, macroeconomics, energy economics. Thus far, his work has focused on the link between energy prices and macroeconomic performance with a particular focus on time-series and panel data applications. Erkal has recently been working on research themes linked to behavioural economics, health economics, inequality, and spatio-temporal modelling. Further, Erkal acts as co-PI on an industry collaboration with BP and co-leads a team of researchers as a part of this. 

Areas of interest

  • Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Energy Economics, Macroeconomics, Energy Policy, Energy Markets and Economic Growth, Inequality, Health Economics.


2009 – BA in Economics and Linguistics

2011 – MSc in Economics

2018 – PhD in Economics


Erkal has worked at Heriot-Watt University since 2014. Erkal started his career as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (now Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering). Since 2018, Erkal has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics within Edinburgh Business School and the School of Social Sciences. Erkal has also held a guest lecturer position at the University of Stirling and has taught at the University of Edinburgh

Recent publications

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