Aslan Zorlu

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and IZA

I highly appreciate this innovative project which bridges the gap between scientific research and policy interventions

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Research interest

Economics of migration, microeconometrics, dynamics of ethnic residential segregation, neighborhood effects

Past positions

Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice, WODC (2004–2005); Post-Doc at the Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada, (NIMA); Escola de Economia e Gestão, University of Minho, Portugal (2002–2003); Researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics University of Amsterdam (2002–2002)


PhD Economics, Tinbergen Institute, University of Amsterdam, 2002

Selected publications

  • “Leaving home and destination of early nest leavers: Ethnicity, spaces and prices.” European Journal of Population 32 (2016): 267–291 (with R. Van Gaalen).

  • “Ethnic heterogeneity at neighbourhood level in the Netherlands.” In: Poot, H. J., P. Mulder, and J. Bakens (eds). The Economics of Cultural Diversity. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015; pp. 214–232 (with J. Hartog).

  • “Is education an engine for immigrants’ employment outcome?” British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science 4:10 (2014): 1386–1399.

  • “Ethnic disparities in the transition to home ownership.” Journal of Housing Economics (2014) (with C. H. Mulder and R. van Gaalen).