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Dr. Ilkay Unay Gailhard



Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Agri-environmental policies
Rural labour market
Innovation adoption behaviour
Consumer behaviour
Discrete choice analysis
Social network analysis

Personal details

Dr. Ilkay Unay Gailhard got her Master’s degrees on Economic Policy from Uludag University, Turkey, in 2005, and on Economics of Rural Development from the Montpellier SupAgro, France, in 2008. She completed her traineeship on the "Use of OECD communication channels" at the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the OECD, Paris. After having worked two years as a lecturer assistant in Economics and Business Department at the Northeast Normal University, China, she is now working as a research associate at IAMO. In 2016, she got her PhD from Martin Luther University, Agricultural Economics Department. During her research associate position at IAMO she engaged in the EU 6th and 7th Framework Projects of FOODIMA (EU Food Industry Dynamics and Methodological Advances) and PRIMA (PRototypical policy Impact on Multifunctional Activities in rural municipalities), and collaborated with researchers within the framework of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research project of KULUNDA (Ecological and Economic Strategies for Sustainable Land Management in the Russian Steppes).