Sefika Betul Esen



I graduated from University of Istanbul Department of Economics in 2009. I did an MSc at Leicester University Department of Economics in 2011, and started my PhD at Bangor University Business School in September 2012. I am currently a third year PhD student.

Research Interests

  • Regional Economic Development
  • Banking

Current Research

I am currently studying the effect of banks on regional economic development. As well as theoretically I study the nexus of financial intermediaries and regional growth empirically.


Professor Yener AltunbaĊŸ
Professor John Thornton