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To incoming students: welcome! And to continuing students: welcome back! We wish you a great new semester, and a great time at Bilkent. For some important information on course registrations, please check the Information Note on Registrations
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Seminars as usual… in an unusual venue
This week we had Silvia Miranda-Agrippino (Bank of England) and Giovanni Ricco (University of Warwick) as our macro seminar guests. The title for Monday’s seminar was “Unsurprising Shocks: Information, Premia, and the Monetary Transmission” which was followed by a second talk on Tuesday titled “The Transmission of Monetary Policy Shocks.” Business as usual… except for the change in venue. Although we enjoy the comfort of our seminar room, this temporary one was un...Read More
Bilkent Annual Workshop in Economics 2016 - Bargaining: Theory and Experiments
Bilkent University, Department of Economics organizes an annual summer workshop since 2011. The workshop theme changes every year. It was "Allocation Problems" in 2011, "Networks and Institutions" in 2012, "Econometric Theory and Applications" in 2013, and "Empirical Applications in Labor and Public Economics" in 2014. This year's workshop is organized by Emin Karagözoğlu and the overarching theme is "Bargaining: Theory and Experiments". The workshop will take place in the ...Read More
Erinç Yeldan appointed a member of the International Resource Panel
Congratulations to Prof Erinç Yeldan for his appointment as a member of the International Resource Panel (IRP). The IRP was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2007 to build and share the knowledge needed to improve our use of resources worldwide. The Panel consists of eminent scientists and experts in resource management issues.
Economics PhD Student to be Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Cambridge University
Bilkent Economics PhD graduate Dr. Yıldız Akkaya, who defended her dissertation in May, is the first PhD degree holder from a Turkish university to go on the formal international job market in economics and be placed outside the country. Akkaya accepted the offer from the Economics Department of Cambridge University to be a post-doctoral research associate. Top-tier Turkish universities usually hire faculty members via the job market process but Bilkent now has the distinct...Read More
Open Day for Econ Graduate Programs - May 12, 2014
Bilkent University, Department of Economics is organizing an open day on May 12, 2014 (Monday). If you are planning to apply to the MA/Ph.d. programs in Economics, this will be a great opportunity to obtain detailed information about
Bilkent Economics graduate programs, meet our faculty members and current grad students, and get a feel of faculty's research interests/activities (note that application deadline to our programs is May 16). We would like to invite all inte...Read More
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- ...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 fa...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 eco...Read More
International Accomplishments of Economics Graduate Students
Three graduate students from the Department of Economics have won the top three awards given at the 16th International Economics Conference in Izmir.
Zeynep Kantur has won the Turkish Economics Association’s Grand Prize with her work on “Aging and Monetary Policy”, Yildiz Akkaya has won the Aegean Exporters Association’s first prize with her paper entitled “The Volatility of Interest Rate Shock as a Monetary Policy Tool” and Kerim Keskin has won th...Read More
2013 Bilkent Annual Summer Workshop in Economics: Econometric Theory and Applications
Bilkent University Department of Economics holds an annual summer workshop since 2011. The 2013 workshop theme is ''Econometric Theory and Applications'', taking place on July 1-2, 2013. Many high caliber researchers headed by W. Newey (MIT), E. Tamer (Northwestern), D. Acemoglu (MIT) will present their research during the workshop. The details of the program and the list of all distinguished guests can be found Read More
Department of Economics Celebrates the Graduation of the Class of 2013!
The Department of Economics celebrated the graduation of 130 young Economists this week. The celebrations started on June 13, 2013, with a ceremony in the Department. Students and faculty members gathered in C-Block Amphitheater for the ceremony, followed by a picnic gathering in the lawn area. The students were then awarded their diplomas on June 15, 2013, during the university-wide graduation ceremony. The links to photographs from both ceremonies and the graduation speech...Read More
CV Writing and Interview Techniques Workshop
The Department of Economics is organizing a series of events to support the very exciting period of job search for its graduation candidates. Ms. Burcu Kılıçoğlu, Student's Dean Office Social Responsibility Center Manager, will be giving a seminar on ''CV preparation and Interview Techniques for Economists''. The seminar/training wıll take place Tuesday, April 16, 2013 between 12:30-13:30 in A 125. Ms. Kılıçoğlu graduated from Bilkent University, Political Science De...Read More
Bilkent Econ Forex Competition Award Ceremony: April 15, 2013
Bilkent Econ students participated in the "Bilkent Econ Forex Competition" during March 4-15, 2013. Prior to the competition which was organized by Integral Menkul Degerler AS students participated in two days of training sessions on the foreign exchange markets. The students who have completed the competition in the top three will receive their awards in the "Bilkent Econ Forex Competition Award Ceremony" on April 15, 2013, at 14:40 in C-block Amphi.
"APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SUMMER 2013--NEW DEADLINE 28 JUNE 2013, OR AT LEAST 15 DAYS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SUMMER TRAINING (WHICHEVER DATE IS EARLIER)."
from 2012-13 academic year onwards, all undergraduate students who have started their Department (not Prep School) in Fall 2011 or afterwards will have Summer Training as a must course introduced into their curriculum.
If you have started your Depar...Read More
"Life After BilEcon" Seminar Series Started with the presentation by Cevdet Çağdaş Ünal (Econ '08)
The Department of Economics, with the initiative of its students, has started a new seminar series entitled “Life After BilEcon” under the “Bilkent Economics CEO” initiative. Bilkent Economics CEO, where CEO stands for both Chief as well as Community of Economic Officers, referring to the idea that the activities organized by the BilEcon CEO allows students to excel in their individual skills and become Chief Economic Officers (CEO) while creating a Community of Econo...Read More
Library Economics Room
Bilkent University Library, has recently launched a new online service, entitled
Subject Rooms. The purpose of these Rooms is to collect together in a
single webpage the key electronic and printed library resources for each
department and unit, as well as provide links to additional relevant
external resources. The Economics Subject Room
can be visited online!
BILKENT CONFERS HONORARY DOCTORATE ON PASCAL LAMY, WTO DIRECTOR-GENERAL
Bilkent University conferred an honorary doctoral degree in the field of social sciences on Pascal Lamy, the director-general of the World Trade Organization, at a ceremony held on Friday, March 15 at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium.
As a preface to his talk, entitled "The WTO in Global Governance -- Solid, Liquid\ Gaseous?," Mr. Lamy expressed his sentiments upon the occasion of receiving an honorary degree from Bilkent.
"Being with you in 'bilim kenti...Read More
ECON Students Prepare for and Participate in Forex Trading Competition
Over the past weekend Department of Economics students attended a training session on the foreign exchange market provided by Integral Menkul Değerler A.Ş. This was the second in a two-session sequence leading up to a competition to be held among the department\'s students in a virtual foreign exchange market, to be organized by Integral Menkul Değerler. The first training session included a presentation by Department Chair Selin Sayek Böke on the importance of understand...Read More
Bilkent ECON Graduate Receives "Young Executive" Award
Department of Economics graduate Pınar Abay, general manager of ING Bank Turkey, has been recognized as one of the "Most Successful Young Executives of Turkey" (Başarıya Yürüyenler: Türkiye'nin En Başarılı Genç Genel Müdürleri), receiving the second place award. The awards are given annually by Capital, a local business and economy magazine, and the Johnnie Walker Brand.
Ms. Abay graduated from Bilkent University in 1998 and went on to obtain an MB...Read More
Bilkent Economics Annual Summer Workshop: Networks and Institutions
Bilkent University, Department of Economics is organizing an Annual Summer workshop every year. The theme of the second of these workshops is "Networks and Institutions", set to take place at the Department of Economics, on the dates of July 19-20. The program of the workshop is available on the Seminar webpage of the department. The very rich academic program includes three very valuable plenary speeches, respectively by Fernando Vega-Redondo titled "Risk-sharing and Contagi...Read More
Distinguished Teaching Award to Fatma Taşkın
Associate Professor Fatma Taşkın received one of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award, an award she very much deserved with her outstanding teaching and for tremendous contributions to her students' academic and intellectual development, as well to her colleagues in the department. Bilkent News asked Fatma Taşkın for her thoughts on receiving this award, which she shared as follows: ''I am delighted and greatly honored to receive this prestigious teaching award.
Çağla Ökten joins the IZA network as a Research Fellow
Assoc. Prof Dr. Cagla Okten has been invited o join the IZA network as a Research Fellow. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), established in 1998, is a non-profit research center in labor economics with the mission of promoting original and internationally competitive research in all fields of labor economics, and sharing the findings with the public. http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/index_html
Prof Erinç Yeldan receives ''Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals''
Prof Dr Erinç Yeldan has been awarded the ''Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals'' by The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance) of the University of Minnesota.
Following is an excerpt from the Award's description announced by the University of Minnesota: ''The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals is a University-wide award for alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post...Read More
Kıvılcım Metin-Özcan is appointed as lifetime Research Affiliate at ERF
The Board of Trustees of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) has recently renewed Kıvılcım Metin-Özcan's affiliation with ERF as a Research Fellow providing her with life membership. All Research Fellows are to be renewed once and on the second renewal they are either renewed for a life membership or discontinued. Given Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metin-Özcan's solid academic record and her involvement with ERF over the past period, the Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees ch...Read More
Poster Fair: Macroeconomics Seminar students present their projects
"Econ 402: Seminar in Macroeconomics" Spring 2012 students presented their project proposals in a Poster Fair attended by faculty members and graduate students. The poster session allowed senior students to present their work and get ample feedback from participants. The photos from this event are posted on the department's facebook page. The project topics are listed as follows:
1. Disentangling the Role of Deregulation in the U.S Financial Crisis of 2007-2009