The Department of Economics was established in 1983 and has become one of the leading economics departments in Turkey.
Providing a high level of undergraduate and graduate programs (MA since the academic year of 1988-1989 and PhD since the academic year of 1992-1993) at international standards, our department prepares the students for graduate schools, governmental organizations, and domestic and international companies. We are very proud of the achievements of our students at the national and international levels. Our graduates have been working in public organizations such as Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) and State Planning Organization (SPO), and prominent private banks and firms. A number of our graduates have been doing masters and doctorate at distinguished universities in Europe and in the USA. A number of senior students of the department have been awarded TUBITAK Graduate Scholarship since the academic year 2005-2006.
We also encourage our students to take advantage of the student exchange programs. At present, we have bilateral agreements on co-operation with 31 universities in the framework of the EU Socrates/Erasmus Program. We have approximately 25 outgoing and 30 incoming students in each year.
The members of the Department have been working on a variety of fields such as Economic Growth, Development Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, International Finance and Banking, Econometrics and Labor Economics. Research and teaching in each of these fields where we offer a wide range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, are undertaken both in pure theory and in applications. The high degree of personal contact and concern between academic staff and students is one of the important features of our Department. The primary aim of the department is to provide students with a broad and strong background in economics for their careers in government and business and/or in graduate studies (MA and PhD).
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