A core competence of Istanbul Economics is sectoral, regulatory and micro-economic analysis. With its experience cadre of well-known economists, Istanbul Economics carries out complex economic studies that have a bearing on public policies. The company has carried out many influential economic studies including the modeling of the Turkish energy market, an assessment of  taxation on mobile services, the impact of the intellectual property rights on foreign direct investment flows, the evaluation of the size of the informal economy, an economic impact assessment for Istanbul’s third airport, a comprehensive impact assessment for a new trade agreement  and a post-merger market structure analysis for competition law purposes. Istanbul Economics is the lead consultancy in Turkey for companies interested in having an academically sound, objective and reputable economic analysis.