I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Grinnell College. Previously, I was as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Fordham University. I have also worked as an economic consultant at the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank.
I have Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park and B.A. (Business/Management, Honors) and M.A. (Economics) degrees from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
I was a recipient of a campus-wide teaching excellence award at UH-Mānoa and Economics Department Teaching Award at University of Maryland-College Park.
My main research is in empirical international trade and political economy of trade policy. I have also worked on financial development issues.