Dr. Vesile Kutlu Koc

Address:  Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
Amalienstr. 33
80799 München

+-Curriculum Vitae


September 2014-Present: Post-doctoral researcher, the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, Munich, Germany


September 2011 – August 2014: Utrecht University School of Economics, Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance, PhD in Economics. Thesis Title: Subjective Survival Probabilities, Saving, and Retirement Decisions Supervisors: R.J.M. Alessie and A.S. Kalwij

September 2010 – August 2011: Tilburg University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Research Master in Economics

September 2009 – August 2010: Tilburg University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, MSc in Economics and Finance of Aging

September 2006-August 2009: Bilkent University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Master of Arts in Economics

September 2001 – August 2006: Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Business, Department of Economics, Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Individuals’ Survival Expectations and Actual Mortality (With A.S. Kalwij), Netspar Discussion Papers, (nr. 05/2013-013)

Essays on Subjective Well-Being and Retirement Behavior, Netspar Theses, (nr. RM thesis 2011-014), 2011

Does knowledge on population life expectancy influence the accuracy of subjective survival probabilities? (With A.S. Kalwij)

Consumption Behavior, Annuity Income and Mortality Risk of the Elderly (With R.J.M. Alessie and A.S. Kalwij)

The Retirement-Consumption Puzzle and Unretirement


Turkish: Native

English: Fluent

Dutch: Basic (B1 level)



2014: The American Economic Association meeting (ASSA) meeting (Philadelphia), Netspar International Pension Workshop (Amsterdam)


2013: The Netspar workshop (Leiden), The Netspar Pension Day (Utrecht), The Econometric Society meeting (ESEM) (Gothenburg), The European Society for Population Economics conference (ESPE) (Aarhus)

2012: The Netspar Pension Day (Utrecht), The Netspar workshop ((Den Haag), The Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies conference (CeRP) (Turin), The MESS workshop (Amsterdam)


Utrecht University School of Economics: Taught Statistics to the first year Bachelor students. (2013) (2014)

Bilkent University-Teaching assistantships: Introduction to Economics I, Economic Theory II, International Economics II, Econometrics I, Monetary Economics


NETSPAR Research Fellow, Fall 2011 – Present

April – July 2010 / All Pensions Group (APG - Cordares) / Investment Services-Asset Management


2012: Netspar prize for the best Research Master thesis

2010-2011: Netspar Research Master scholarship

2009-2010: Tilburg University scholarship

2006-2009: Bilkent University scholarships

2006: Turkish Economic Association award














Publications in journals
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Goll, Nicolas; Kutlu Koc, Vesile (2018): "Dangerous Flexibility – Retirement Reforms Reconsidered". In: Economic Policy, forthcoming (), pp. .
  • Kutlu Koc, Vesile; Kalwij, Adriaan (2017): "Individual Survival Expectations and Actual Mortality: Evidence from Dutch Survey and Administrative Data". In: European Journal of Population, 33 (4), pp. 509-532.
  • Kutlu Koc, Vesile; Alessie, Rob; Kalwij, Adriaan (2017): "Consumption Behavior, Annuity Income and Mortality Risk of Retirees". In: De Economist, 165 (3), pp. 349-380.
Discussion papers and working papers

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