Ph.D PROGRAM IN ECONOMICS
The Department of Economics, in addition to its noteworthy position in undergraduate education, in recent years has placed a special emphasis on expanding its graduate programs. Admission for graduate degrees is highly competitive and many candidates for academic positions in the Turkish Universities see entry through this fierce competition.
The Ph.D. program is one of specialization. The graduates will probably become academics and experts in their field of specialization; thus, the selection of courses and subjects in their education becomes crucial. Students may be accepted to the Ph.D. program after obtaining their B.S. or M.S. Degrees. Those with a B.S. degree take fourteen courses, seven of which are compulsory. The compulsory courses consist of a term of mathematics for economists and two-term sequences of macroeconomic theory, microeconomic theory and econometrics. Those with an M.S. degree take seven courses three of which are compulsory. The compulsory courses are the second parts of the microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and econometrics sequences. The elective courses are chosen from a list that spans political economy, economic history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics, monetary theory, CGE models, development economics, and macroeconomic issues of developing countries, industrial economics and applied econometrics.
A number of assistantships will be available to outstanding graduate students.
Akder, Halis: B.S., METU; Ph.D., Goethe Universitat.
Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Policy, Human Development, Rural Poverty
Çakmak, Erol: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Stanford University.
Microeconomics, Agricultural Policy Analysis, Water Policy and Management
Erlat, Güzin: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Ankara University.
International Trade, Competitiveness of Turkish Exports vis-a-vis the EU and OECD Ccountries, Intra-industry Trade, Employment and Trade, Diversification in Trade
Erlat, Haluk: B.A., Ankara University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.
Time Series Econometrics, Panel Data, Testing for Purchasing Power Parity, Convergence of Regions, Persistence in Inflation, Applications in International Trade
Özveren, Eyüp: B.S., METU; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.
Institutional Economics, Political Economy, Economic History, Mediterranean Studies, Black Sea Studies
Şenses, Fikret: B.A., University of Warwick; M.A., University of Lancaster; Ph.D. London School of Economics.
Development Economics, Trade and Industrialization, Applied Macroeconomics with Special Reference to the Turkish Economy, Poverty, Economics Education
Tansel, Aysıt: B.S., METU; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., State University of New Yo rk at Binghamton.
Labor Market, Unemployment, Education, Social Gender, Health Economics, Savings
Taymaz, Erol: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Case Western University.
Technology, Innovation and Development, Industrial Policy, Technology Policy, Enterprise Policy, Regulation and Competition Policy, Policy Evaluation, Industrial Dynamics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Economics, Education and Training, Labor Demand and Flexibility, Evolutionary Economics, Micro-simulation Modeling
Ege, Aylin: B.S., METU; M.A., Ankara University; Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury.
Economics of European Integration (particularly Customs Union, Trade Policy, Economic and Monetary Union, Common Agricultural Policy, Energy Policy), WTO, Macroeconomics
Ercan, Hakan: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Applied Labor Economics, Microeconometrics
Öcal, Nadir: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Manchester.
Nonlinear Time Series Models, Financial Econometrics, Business Cycle Modeling, GARCH and Volatility Models
Özmen, Erdal: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Manchester.
Applied Econometrics, Time Series Econometrics, Monetary Theory and Policy, International Macroeconomics and Finance
Akbostancı, Özkazanç Elif: B.S., METU; M.Phil., Ph.D., George Washington University.
Macroeconomics, International Trade And Finance, Trade and Environment, Time Series Econometrics
Aşık-Türüt, Serap: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Texas Technical University.
Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Environment and Development, Environmental Taxation
Dayıoğlu Tayfur, Meltem: B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., METU.
Erdil, Erkan: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Maastricht University and METU.
Labor Economics, Economics of Information and Uncertainty, Economics of Technology, Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics
Erol, Işıl: B.S., M.S., METU; M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Cambridge.
Gaygısız, Esma: B.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Manchester.
Pelizzon, Sheila: B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.
World Economic History, Eurocentricity, Equality/Inequality
Saraçoğlu, Şirin: B.A., METU; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, Polical Economics, Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis
Şenay, Özge: B.A., METU; M.A., The Victoria University; Ph.D., York University.
International Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
Voyvoda, Ebru: B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Bilkent University.
Quantitative Methods in Economics (CGE Modeling), Macroeconomic Theory, Economic Growth
Yıldırım, Onur: B.S., METU; M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton and Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University.
Economic History, Ottoman Social and Economic History, Comparative History of Civilizations, Turkish-Greek History and Historiography
Kırdar, Murat: B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Labor Economics, Empirical Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics
Tunç Gül, İpek: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Input-Output Analysis, Computable General Equilibrium Models
Ph.D. PROGRAM IN ECONOMICS FROM B.S. CURRICULUM
ECON 500 Mathematics for Economists (2-0)2
ECON 501 Microeconomic Theory I (4-0)4
ECON 502 Macroeconomic Theory I (4-0)4
ECON 507 Econometric Methods I (4-0)4
ECON 503 Microeconomic Theory II (3-0)3
ECON 504 Macroeconomic Theory II (3-0)3
ECON 508 Econometric Methods II (3-0)3
Ph.D. Qualification Examination (November)
Ph.D. Qualification Examination (May)
ECON 699 Ph.D. Dissertation NC