Nuran Yildirim has been working as a doctoral researcher at the chair of Martin Karlsson at the University of Duisburg-Essen since October 2022.
She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics and Social Development from National Chengchi University, Taipei City and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Middle East Technical University, Ankara with an exchange semester at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
During her graduate studies, she worked as a teaching assistant for Econometrics and Health Economics classes. In her master's thesis she investigated the spatial accessibility to health care services in Turkey and
her current research involves studying the impact of railway infrastructure in Sweden.
Nuran's research interests include political economy, health economics, regional economics, and spatial data analysis.