Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 1992
  • M.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 1990
  • B.S. Economics, Bogazici University, 1987

Appointments

  • Professor of Economics, Koç University, October 2010 to present
  • Associate Director, Graduate School of Social Sciences & Humanities, Koç University, September 2015 to August 2018.
  • Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, September 2010 – august 2011
  • Director, TUSIAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum, July 2007 – July 2009
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Koç University, October 2003 – September 2010
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, September 2003 – August 2004
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Koç University, September 1994 – September 2003
  • Economist, Policy Research Department, The World Bank, August 1992 – August 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, CASE, Koç University, December 2016.
  • Member, Science Academy, Turkey, November 2016 – present
  • Dennis J. Aigner Award for Applied Econometrics, Honorable Mention, Journal of Econometrics, (second best paper in 2013-14), January 2016
  • Best Paper Award 2012-2013, International Journal of Forecasting, June 2015
  • Senior Scholar, Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University, 2010 – present
  • Research Fellow, Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum, 2010 – present
  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Research Abroad Scholarship, 2010-11
  • Research Fellow, Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, 2006 – present
  • Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), Encouragement Award in the Social Sciences & Humanities, 2003
  • Honorable Mention Award, Istanbul Stock Exchange Best Finance Paper Competition, V. METU International Conference in Economics, 2001