Dr. Deniz Sevinc

Dr. Deniz Sevinc

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Research Fellow

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Deniz is an applied economist with a particular interest in income distribution, labour economics and international economics. Her PhD investigated multidimensional interdependencies among European countries and dynamics of poverty and inequality both in the UK and across Europe.

Main fields: Income and Wealth Distribution, International Economics

Secondary fields:  Labour economics, Regional Economic Development

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/view/drdenizsevinc/home


Ph.D. 22 October 2017, Department of Economics, University of Leicester

‘Essays on modelling income inequality and international interdependencies’

Supervisor: Professor Wojciech Charemza


Currently no teaching obligations.

  • MSc Environment of Business 27157 - Coursework Presentations, 29 Groups, 18 hours, November 2019, (MSc Module, Module Leader: Dr Amir Qamar)
  • Department of Economics, University of Leicester: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Econometrics, and Applying Maths to Economics

Deniz's PhD was fully funded through Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) scheme provided by the Department of Economics} where she was a paid member of staff during her PhD and all her training costs as well as conferences were covered by the Department. As a GTA, She has been afforded a great deal of experience with a wide range of economics modules over the course of her PhD studies. Her main role involved the delivery of tutorials, either in the form of seminars or computer classes, in a wide range of topics in economics. Additionally, she marked assignments, invigilated, and assessed dissertation presentations for undergraduate students. In addition to her duties as a GTA, she worked as an advisor of studies (2nd and 3rd year undergraduates, study abroad students, double major programme students).

Postgraduate supervision

Deniz is willing to supervise students in the aspects of development economics, international economics, labour economics and regional economic development.


As an early career academic, Deniz is involved in a range of collaborative research networks and has grant applications as Principal Investigator under review.

Research Grants: as Co-Investigator

WM-Air, West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, RISE), PI: Professor William Bloss

Co-I on Economics Work Strand, £5,000,000, April 2020 - January 2023

The Post-Brexit Policy-Support Needs of Left-Behind Places, UKICE Small Grant Scheme PI: Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Co-I on Quantitative Work Package, £20,000, March 2020 - September 2020

Research Grants: as Researcher delivering Economics Strands

Urban Innovative Actions: Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together, USE-IT, PI: Dr Peter Lee, EU Commission, European Research and Development Fund (ERDF), November 2017 - December 2019
Lead Researcher - Inequality and Skills Work Package, $300,000

Brexit's economic impact on the UK, its regions, cities and sectors, PI: Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, ESRC - UK in a changing Europe, November 2017 - March 2019

Urban Living Partnership, Research Councils UK (RCUK), PI: Professor John Bryson
Lead Researcher - Inequality Work Package, $150,000,  May 2016 to Oct 2017

Measuring the skills gap and the economic impact of skills and business interventions, West Midlands Combined Authority Funding, WMCA
Lead Researcher - Labour Markets and Skills Gap Work Package, $60,000, November 2015 - April 2016

Business and Professional Services Productivity Deep Dive, Birmingham Professional  Services, £40,000
Lead Researcher - Quantitative Work Package

Other activities

Member of the Econometric Society, Canadian Economic Association
Royal Economic Society, Regional Studies
Association and European Society for Population Economics



Sevinc D., Flores Mata E. (2020). Macroeconomic and financial implications of multi-dimensional interdependence in OECD Countries, International Journal of Finance and Economics, ABS 3

Sevinc D. (2020). How poor is poor? A novel look at multidimensional poverty in the United Kingdom, Social Indicators Research, (Impact factor: 2.353)

Sevinc D., Green A, Bryson J., Collinson S. (2020). Ensuring skills are available in the right locations: are we there yet? A regional analysis of qualification gaps, Regional Studies, ABS 4

Billing C, McCann P, Ortega-Argiles R., Sevinc D. (2021). UK Analysts and Policy-Makers’ Perspectives on Brexit: Challenges, Priorities and Opportunities for Sub-National Areas, Regional Studies, ABS 4 

McCann P., Ortega-Argiles R., Sevinc D., Cepeda-Zorilla M. (2021). Rebalancing UK Regional and Industrial Policy Post-Covid and Post-Brexit: Priorities for Future, Regional Studies, ABS 4

Green, A, Parke, C, Hoole, C, Sevinc, D. (2021). Unlocking inclusive growth by linking micro assets to anchor institutions: the case of skilled overseas migrants and refugees and hospital jobs, European Urban and Regional Studies, ABS 3

Papers in Review

Sevinc D., Flores Mata E., Collinson S. Are there inequality spillovers in Europe? Evidence through a modified inequality measure, ABS 3, Under Review

Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) Working Paper: Are there inequality spillovers in Europe? Evidence through a modified inequality measure

Sevinc D., Scott A., Bryson J.R., Leach J. Effective public participation and untangling the complexity of urban systems: a novel approach, ABS 3, Under Review

Sevinc D., Bryson J., Llorenta R., Fernandez C. A Regime of Labour Intimacy? Female Domestic Helpers and Labour Force Participation in Hong Kong, ABS 4, Under Review

REF Impact Case in Review

The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors funded by ESRC submitted by our Principal Investigator Prof Raquel Ortega-Argiles, April 2017 – Feb 2019.

Research Grants in Review as Principal Investigator

The Inequality project: Macro and Micro-Level Determinants of Inequality, ESRC New Investigator Scheme, With ESRC Council since 31st March 2021. £282,438.

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