Salih Yasun recently graduated from Sabanci University's political science graduate program. He previously obtained Bachelor's degrees in economics and international relations from Cleveland State University's Honors Program. Salih is mainly interested in political behavior, with the emphasis on how political parties can lead opinions and how changes in instiutional and socio-economic dynamics influence political participation.
Salih has written a Master's thesis entitled "Can Political Parties Lead Opinions in Religious Matters? Experimental Results on Partisan Cue Taking in Turkey." In addition, for his formal modeling term project Salih developed an extension for Stokes et al. (2013)'s "A Model of Rent Seeking Brokers". Salih has co-authored a policy brief about educating Syrian refugees in Turkey, which has been published by Istanbul Policy Center.