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ECON Students Meet for IMF Simulation

On November 21 a group of third- and fourth-year students in the Department of Economics organized and hosted an event for first-year and prep students: an International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board simulation. The simulation was part of the department’s mentoring program, in which all incoming ECON students are assigned mentors from among third- and fourth-year students.

Approximately 40 BUSEL and first-year economics students were paired with third- and fourth-year stud...Read More


Trademaster Economics Platform opens

On November 4, the Trademaster Economics Platform opened at Bilkent University. This is a financial trading platform intended to advance the educational goals of Bilkent University through synergies between research, teaching by means of real-world applications and collaboration with the private and public sectors.

The platform, which is administered by the Department of Economics in collaboration with İş Yatırım, will be open to all Bilkent students and faculty members. Locat...Read More


Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond Speaks at Bilkent

Last week the Department of Economics hosted Prof. Peter Diamond, professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prof. Diamond delivered a lecture at the Department of Economics Seminar Series, entitled “Interpreting the Beveridge Curve.” The lecture focused on the patterns of recovery in the US labor markets, with the aim of identifying the stylized facts regarding the effects of the most recent economic crisis....Read More


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