Ph.D. 1988 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul
B.A. 1982 Economics Bogazici University, Istanbul
Contemporary issues in international trade and macro economic policy; development macroeconomics; financial liberalization; balance of payments disequilibria; issues of macro stabilization. Use of quantitative methods in macro economic models; computable general equilibrium modeling for policy analysis; The Turkish economy.
Professional and Social Activities
Fulbright Scholar and Barber Sheridan Visiting Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006 September – 2007 June(on leave from Bilkent University)
Professor, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, November 1998-present.
Executive Committee member, International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), Delhi. (http://www.networkideas.org)
Executive Secretary, Independent Social Scientists Alliance-The Economics Group (Bağımsız Sosyal Bilimciler-İktisat Grubu), Ankara http://www.bagimsizsosyalbilimciler.org
Weekly Columnist, Cumhuriyet, December 2004 – present. Articles available in http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~yeldane/Cumhuriyet.html
Chairman, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, June 1998-July 2003
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, 1991-1998.
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics,
University of Minnesota, October 1994-August 1995.
(On leave from Bilkent University)
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, 1988-1991.
Academic Awards, Fellowships and Grants
Fulbright Research Scholarship, September 2006 – June 2007
“Distinguished Recognition Award” Agriculturers’ Association of Turkey, June,
2003 Distinguished Teaching Award, Bilkent University, 2002.
Cited among the list of Top 500 Economists according to number of pages criterion in SSCI Journals by a research conducted by Tom Coupe, University of Bruxelles (Revealed Performances: Worldwide Rankings of Economists and Economics Departments) and sponsored by the European Economic Association, 2001.http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~tcoupe/ranklab10.html
Was granted the Peoples' Honorary Award (Halkın Onur Ödülü) by the Local Televisions Association (Yerel Televizyonlar Birligi-Alternatif Medya), 2001.
Iktisat, Isletme ve Finans Award for the best article on the Turkish economy, IV. Annual METU Conference on Economics, Ankara, 2000. With the paper: “On the Patterns of Trade Liberalization, Oligopolistic Concentration and Profitability: Reflections from Post-1980 Turkish Manufacturing” (with K. Metin-Ozcan and E. Voyvoda).
TÜBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) Young Social Scientist Promotion Award, 1998 Ihsan Dogramaci Foundation Award, 1991
Recent Publications and On-going Work
“Inflation Targeting, Employment Creation and Economic Development: Assessing the Impacts and Policy Alternatives”, June, 2007. Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (with Gerald Epstein) Click here to download.
“Macroeconomics of Twin-Targeting in Turkey: Analytics of a Financial CGE Model” Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (with Cagatay Telli and Ebru Voyvoda) Click here to download
“Patterns of Adjustment under the Age of Finance: The Case of Turkey as a Peripheral Agent of Neoliberal Globalization”, February, 2007. PERI Working Paper No 126, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Click here to download
“Economics Of Environmental Policy In Turkey: A General Equilibrium Investigation of the Economic Evaluation of Sectoral Emission Reduction Policies for Climate Change”. Forthcoming in Journal of Policy Modeling, 2007. (with Çağatay Telli and Ebru Voyvoda) Click here to download
“Modeling General Equilibrium for Socially Responsible Macroeconomics: Seeking For the Alternatives to Fight Jobless Growth in Turkey” Forthcoming in METU Studies in Development, 2007. (with Çağatay Telli and Ebru Voyvoda). Click here to download
“Disinflation, Fiscal Sustainability, and Labor Market Adjustment in Turkey” in Adjustment Policies, Poverty and Unemployment: The IMMPA Framework, ed. Pierre-Richard Agénor, Alejandro Izquierdo and Henning Tarp-Jensen. Basil Blackwell: Oxford University Press. 2007. (with Pierre-Richard Agénor, Henning Tarp-Jensen and Matthew Verghis). Click here to download