Economics

Faculty Members

   

Professor Aylin EGE (Ph.D.) (Chair)

Aylin Ege is a professor of economics at the Department of Economics of OSTİM Technical University.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in management from the Middle East Technical University (METU), a Master’s Degree in Economics from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, another Master’s Degree in Economics and a PhD in economics from the University of Kent (UK). She worked at different departments of the State Planning Organization of Turkey during the 1972-1993 period. She served as the head of economic policies group of the Directorate General for EU Affairs in the same organization between 1988 and 1993, where she was responsible for coordination of the work on Turkey’s adaptation to the EU economic system and policies and was a member of the Turkish delegation in various negotiations with the EU. She worked at the Department of Economics of METU during the 1993-2017 period and additionally she was an executive board member of the Center for European Studies of METU for 16 years. She is experienced in teaching economics of European integration, macroeconomics and microeconomics courses. Her interest areas are economics of European integration, globalization and regional economic integration. She has numerous international and national publications, conference presentations and was involved in many projects.

E Mail: aylin.ege@ostimteknik.edu.tr 

 

 

   

 

Professor Sabri TEKİR (Ph.D.)

Professor Sabri Tekir graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Economic and Commercial Sciences, Department of Economics and London University, Department of Political Economy. He was a visiting professor at the George Mason University Public Choice Research Institute in the USA. He served as lecturer and Rector's advisor at Hoca Ahmet Yesevi University in Kazakhstan, and as a lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Girne American University, TRNC. He served as the Head of Finance Department at Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences; he worked as the Founding Manager of Celal Bayar University Salihli Vocational High School; served as the Founding Rector of the International Black Sea University of Tbilisi and served as the Deputy of Izmir and the State Ministry in charge of Economy. During this period, he worked as a Member of the Parliamentary Budget Committee, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and a spokesperson, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a member of the Turkish Group of OSCE, a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. He worked as a dean at Izmir University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He has many books and articles published. He speaks English and Arabic.

E Mail: sabri.tekir@ostimteknik.edu.tr

 

 

   
 

Professor Murat Ali YÜLEK (Ph.D.)

Prof. Dr. Murat YÜLEK is a member of advisory councils, various national and international economic and business institutions. He holds and has held high level executive responsibilities in financial and non-financial corporations including as director and chairman. He has held developmental and business responsibilities including macroeconomics, project finance, corporate finance in various countries in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia with tenures at institutions including the International Monetary Fund, the Islamic Development Bank and the Turkish Prime Ministry. He undertook consultancy assignments at the World Bank, EBRD, UNCTAD and advised public and private institutions in various countries. He has authored or led financial, macroeconomic, sectoral studies, impact, feasibility and financial valuation studies.

E Mail: rektorluk@ostimteknik.edu.tr                            Dahili: +90 312 386 10 92 / 1902

   

 

 

 

Professor J.G. (Hans) Wissema (Ph.D.)

Hans Johan Gooitzen Wissema is Professor Emeritus of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University o Technology in Delft, the Netherlands, and managing director of Wissema Consulting Ltd. He is educated in chemical engineering and control engineering in the UK and the Netherlands. He is management consultant in strategy, organization, R&D management and innovation. His areas of specialization are management of universities and professional service firms; higher education policy, creation of new technology-based firms, academic entrepreneurship, innovation policy in government and management of innovation in enterprises, strategy, organizational structure, and management of change. He is the author of sixteen professional books (plus reprints and translations) and numerous articles. His latest book is Towards the Third Generation University, published in English, Turkish, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Russian. His current research focus is on the impact of artificial intelligence on learning. He is a regular international speaker in the fields of higher education and entrepreneurship. He is the co-­founder of YesDelft, the incubator of TU Delft, now one of the largest in Europe. He established entrepreneurship centers in a number of countries. He is a seasoned coach and counsel of entrepreneurs-­to-­be and start-­ups.

 

 

 

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Bahar Erdal (Ph.D.)

Associate Professor Doctor Bahar Erdal is a faculty member of the Economics Department of the Ostim Technical University. She has taken her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Middle East Technical University. She has taken her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Delaware. The title of her Ph.D. dissertation is “Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Investment in Manufacturing Industries: Empirical Evidence from European Countries and the United States”. She has worked different departments of the Central Bank of Turkey as specialist and director. As a part-time lecturer, she thought “Macroeconomics Theory” and “Introduction to Economics-1” at the Atılım University, “Money and Banking” and “Money and Financial Institutions” at the Başkent University and “Banking and Financial Institutions” and “International Financial System” at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. Her research interests are macroeconomics, money and banking, monetary policy and international economics. She has books and articles published by international and national publishers and journals.    

 

E Mail: bahar.erdal@ostimteknik.edu.tr

   

 

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Fikret Kartal

Assoc. Prof. Fikret KARTAL received his bachelor degree in business administration from Istanbul University, School of Business in 1997. He started his professional career as a bank auditor and served in the banks taken over by Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), held positions as auditor and Deputy Head of Audit Department until 2013. He has worked in private sector as head of audit and board member in some companies in Turkey as well as management board member in the banking sector abroad responsible for risk management, finance, banking operation and audit. In parallel with professional life, he also pursued academic career and completed his master degree in politics of economy with thesis on “Independent Regulatory Agencies in Turkey” from Maltepe University in 2004 and PhD degree in finance and banking from Kadir Has University  with thesis on “Turkish  Banking Sector in the Inflation Targeting Environment” in 2009. He got Associate Professor title in finance in 2015 and has many national and international academic works mainly focused on finance and banking. He has Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licence.

 

E-Mail: fikret.kartal@ostimteknik.edu.tr

   

 

 

 

Assist. Prof. Faruk Cömert (Ph.D.)

Faruk CÖMERT graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul as a Mechanical Engineer, received his Master’s Degree on Industrial Engineering from the Institute of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Gazi University, Ankara and had his PhD from Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences on Social Policy. He also studied “Business Management Training for Engineers” at Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences. Formerly he was a construction engineer at Istanbul GAMAK Electric Motors Inc., project and maintenance engineer at Black Sea Copper Works, project evaluation and privatization expert at Privatization Administration, chief of division and treasury expert at General Directorate of Foreign Investment, Undersecretariat of Treasury, and foreign trade expert at the Ministry of Economy. Furthermore, he served as a member of the board of directors and auditors in behalf of the public in various companies and as an additional task, member of the Automotive Preparation Group in Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) and as a technical expert in Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK). More recently, he served as the vice president, member of board and acting chairman of the board at the Turkish Information and Communication (Telecommunications) Authority and later, served as a commercial consellor in Luanda (Angola) and Budapest (Hungary) at the Turkish Embassies. His expertise is mainly on foreign investment, privatization, foreign trade, supporting of investments, and regulations on telecommunications (information technologies and communication).

E Mail: faruk.comert@ostimteknik.edu.tr

     

 

 

Assist. Prof. Güler MANISALI DARMAN (Ph.D.)

Dr. Guler Manisali-Darman is a graduate of Management from METU-(Middle East Technical University) and has her PhD on Accounting and Finance from Baskent University in Turkey. Dr. Manisali-Darman was the Executive Director of ICC Turkish National Committee from 1980 to 1988. She then worked as the CFO and CEO of eminent groups in private sector. Dr. Manisali-Darman is the author of the “Corporate Governance Worldwide” published in 2004 in Paris by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Dr. Manisali-Darman also lectured on Corporate Governance in Middle East Technical University, Bilkent University Executive MBA program and İzmir Economy University MBA program. She is the Founder, Chair of Corporate Governance and Sustainability Center (CGS Center) in Turkey.

E Mail: guler.manisali@ostimteknik.edu.tr

     
   

Assist. Prof. Murat Turgut (Ph.D.)

Murat Turgut is a Faculty Member at OSTİM Technical University at Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He previously gave lectures at undergraduate and graduate levels in macroeconomics and international finance at Nişantaşı University and Istanbul Commerce University. In his professional life, he served as a senior consultant and manager at institutions such as Türk Telekom, TMSF, TRT, and served as General Manager and Board of Directors at the Central Registry Agency within Borsa Istanbul. He made his PhD thesis on “Effects of Global Liquidity More on National Economies” and also made academic contributions on “Complaint Management”, “Rating Institutions”, “Securitization” in parallel with his professional life. He has made current economic comments in many media outlets and has several seminars on technical analysis.

E Mail: murat.turgut@ostimteknik.edu.tr

 

 

 

 

   

Research Assistant  H. E. Candan

Huzeyfe Erkam Candan completed his undergraduate education in Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Finance and continues his master's degree in Mülkiye. He worked as a volunteer coordinator in training programs and organizations on economic integrations.  He is interested in international foreign policy, international economic policies, financial markets, development economics, monetary policy and policy instruments. He researchs the effects of economic integraton on development, particulary in Turkey. He still continues his academic studies on the first term of industrial policies of the republic.

E Mail: huzeyfe.candan@ostimteknik.edu.tr

     
   

 

Visiting Professors 

     
 

Professor Aziz Akgül (Ph.D)

He graduated from the Turkish Military Academy Department of Business Administration. He earned his MBA degree from Department of Business Administration at the Middle East Technical University, Turkey and his MS degree from US Naval Postgraduate School. He completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Business Administration at Ankara University, Turkey. He served as the President of KOSGEB (Turkish Small Business Administration), Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey and Member of the Turkish Parliament. He is the pioneer of the Turkish Grameen Microfinance Program which provides microcredit to financially challenged people and also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Turkish Foundation for Waste Reduction. He has published 17 books and many articles on diverse topics that range from Business Management, Operational Research, Statistics, Defense Industry and Happytalism

     
 

Professor Subide Togan (Ph.D)

Sübidey Togan has received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Prior to joining Bilkent University in 1987 he taught at Texas A&M University, Clarkson University and Middle East Technical University. At Bilkent he served as Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for International Economics until his retirement in 2017. His area of interest is International Economics.

Sübidey Togan’s publications include Foreign Trade Regime and Trade Liberalization in Turkey during the 1980's published by Avebury in 1994,  The Economy of Turkey since Liberalization published by Macmillan Press Ltd in 1996 (co-editor V. N. Balasubramanyam), Turkey and Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition: Towards Membership of the EU published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. in 2001 (co-editor V.N. Balasubramanyam), Turkey: Economic Reform & Accession to the European Union published by the World Bank and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in 2005 (co-editor B. Hoekman), Macroeconomic Policies for EU Accession published by Edward Elgar Publishing  in 2007 (co-editors E. Başçı ve J. von Hagen), Economic Liberalization and Turkey published  by Routledge in 2010, and The Liberalization of Transportion Services in the EU and Turkey published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

     
 

Assist. Prof. Haluk Akdoğan (Ph.D.) 

Haluk Akdoğan is the founder and managing partner of Gaussian Holdings LLC, United States since 2015 to present. He graduated from Hacettepe University with a major in economics and a minor in  econometrics. He has a PhD in financial economics from the City University of New York. He taught economics/finance as an adjunct lecturer at several colleges while pursuing PhD. He worked as an assistant professor of economics and finance at Bilkent University, Department of Economics and as an assistant professor of finance at Boston University, School of Management, USA. He has academic articles on portfolio choice, international investments and international integration of capital markets published in various refereed journals, as well as a book titled Integration of Capital Markets: Theory and Empirical Evidence, published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Before establishing Gaussian Holdings LLC, he worked at Citi London as director, EMEA analyst; at ING Barings, London as managing director/global head of EM Equity Research, where he had overseen no.1 ranked research team; and at Wood & Co., London and New York as managing director.

 

 

   
   

Assist. Prof. Piergiuseppe Fortunato (Ph.D.)

Piergiuseppe Fortunato is currently an economist at the United Nation Conference for Trade and Development where he leads projects on economic integration and Global Value Chains. He has worked at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva. In the past he held academic positions at the University of Bologna and the Universitè de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne). His research interests include economic development, political economics and international trade. In these fields he has published in journals like the Journal of Economic Growth, The Economic Journal and the European Economic Review. He is also heavily involved in policy-oriented research; he edited a volume on post-conflict recovery for Bloomsbury Academic, published on policy journals like Global Policy and regularly contributes to several blogs.

   

 

 

   

Rehan Chaudhri 

Rehan Chaudhri is CEO of Peak XV Advisors and is a global investor in the technology. health care, and emerging energy sectors. He is a retired principal and former portfolio manager. at Altrinsic Global Advisors. Prior to Altrinsic. he was a portfolio manager for Lazard Asset Management, on its $30 billion investment fund. His previous investment experience includes Brandywine Asset Management’s (Legg Mason group company) global and international funds as a Managing Director as well as a telecommunications equity research analyst for Morgan Stanley. He began his career as a technology and strategy management consultant and worked for Booz. Ailen & Hamilton. A graduate of McGilI University in Montreal, and he received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School.

   

 

 

     
 

Bayram TUNCER (M.Sc.)

In 1983, he received his Master's Degree in Applied Economics from American University, Washington DC, USA. In 1979, he graduated from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, from the Department of Business Administration (Finance). Between 1984 and 1990, he worked as a Financial Expert and Investment Specialist at Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah-Saudi Arabia). He worked as Finance Director in a private company between 1990-1994 and International Finance and Banking Consultancy in Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. Between 1994 and 2017, he served as the General Manager, Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Partnership, responsible for the Finance and Bank Relations fields of several large companies in Izmir and Istanbul. He currently serves as the Chief Executive of Finance at Grand Medikal Grup A.G. and teaches courses in economics as a part-time lecturer.