Dr. Mustafa Gunaydin

Nonresident Research Fellow

Dr. Mustafa Gunaydin is a research fellow at the London Centre for Social Studies and financial manager of a start-up human rights advocacy group in London. Previously, Gunaydin was a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton. Gunaydin earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University in 2017. He also earned an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Nevada. He has research, financial accounting, and business experience at Pomona College, private companies in Europe and North America, and worked more than seven years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Claremont Graduate University, Pomona College, and California State University, in both teaching and research positions.

Dr. Gunaydin’s primary research fields are development economics, the economics of conflict and terrorism, applied economics, and health economics. His research focuses on examining the impact of protracted terrorism in the investment decisions of public and private agents, evaluating policies affecting conflict zones, and understanding how the availability of private investment incentives impacts a region’s economic performance and the severity of a conflict. In addition to his dissertation research, other areas that interest him stem from his goal of developing improved analytical models and methods for design, evaluation, and public policy of conflict and development studies.