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Sebnem Sahin

Created: 9/20/2000
Updated: 4/1/2024
Visits: 6,878
Dr. Sebnem Sahin
Economic Advisor/CGE modeler

1775 K Street, NW
Washington , DC 20006
United States
+12026319240 (ph)

Curriculum Vitae - Sebnem Sahin


PhD thesis in economics University of Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne
(2004, with honors)

financed by a fellowship of the French Environmental Agency (ADEME)


07.2019-Present: UNDP - Lead Modelling expert
01.2018 - SERAP LLC, Founder & President
Professor, BAU International


Ph.D. thesis

“An Economic Policy Discussion of the GHG Emission Problem in Turkey From a Sustainable Development Perspective within a Regional General Equilibrium Model : TURCO”


UNDP Afghanistan Country Notes (2020): (1) COVID-19 Impact: Short-term Disruptions and Policy Considerations, (2) Recovery from Covid-19; and (3) SDG attainment

How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas? With Marinos Tsigas, Govinda Tmilsina, Sheoli Pargal. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No 8677. 2018.

Toward a Blueprint for the Recovery and Reconstruction in Yemen. The World Bank. 2017.
Macroeconomic Implications of Climate Change-Analysis: Bulgaria Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. With Badri Narayanang. The World Bank. August 17, 2018.

“Economic Contribution of the Fisheries Sector: Short- and Long-Term Perspectives for Sri Lanka”. With William Lane, Tolga Cebeci, Badri Narayanan, and Indu Hewawasam. Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies. Vol 1. Issue 2. pp 105-140. October 2018.

Chapter 2: Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia. 2018. Routledge. New York. Groundswell: Preparing the Way for Internal Climate Migration. The World Bank. 2017.

A Firm Level Decomposition of Energy Consumption in Turkish Manufacturing Industry. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No 8211. 2017.

Low Water High Growth in the South Asian Economies. The World Bank. 2017.

Managing Natural Coastal Natural Wealth in Sri Lanka for Resilient and Sustainable Livelihoods. The World Bank. 2017.

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey. With Will Martin, Sebnem Sahin and Marinos E. Tsigas, The World Economy, 39(8), 2016.

“Economic and Land Use Impacts of Improving Water Use Efficiency in Irrigation in South Asia”. 2016. With Farzad Taheripour, Tom Hertel, Badri Narayanan, Anil Markandya and Bijon Mitra, Journal of Environmental Protection. No, 7. pp 1571-1591. 2016.

Reforming Electricity Subsidies in Pakistan: Measures to Protect the Poor. With Thomas Walker and Kristy Mayer. The World Bank. 2015.


UNDP Roundtable on CGE Modelling for Reconstruction and Recovery in Afghanistan, Bangkok, Thailand. 2020.

UNDP Workshop on Financing SDGs in Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan. 2020.

“Top Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Bulgaria”, with Badri Narayanan and Svetlana Aleksandrova. Presented at the 22nd Conference on Global Economic Analysis (GTAP), Warsaw, Poland. 2019.

‘Water Resources in South Asia: An Assessment of Climate Related Vulnerabilities”, with Alexander
Golub, Elena Golub, Bijon Kumer Mitra, Anil Markandya, Badri Narayanan and Farzad Taheripour. Presented at the 20th Conference on Global Economic Analysis (GTAP), Indianapolis, USA. 2017.

“Fulfilling Jordan’s Potential Through Knowledge Enhancement: An Economy-wide Analysis”, with Abdallah Dardari. Presented at the World Science Forum in Jordan, November 2017.

“Land use and economy-wide impacts of improving water use efficiency in South Asia,” with Farzad Taheripour, and Tom Hertel. Presented at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Boston MA. 2016.

“Agricultural Production, Irrigation, Climate Change, and Water Scarcity in India” with Farzad Taheripour, Tom Hertel, Badri Narayanan and Jorge Escurra. Presented at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2015.

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