Economics PhD Program


The programme aims to train students to become world class and globally competitive academicians or practitioners. Advanced core theory courses are complemented by field courses. Faculty members include successful PhD students in research and consultancy projects.

Admission Requirements

For information please visit the Admission Requirements website.​​

Programme Structure

The students should successfully complete 24 credits and seminar courses to graduate.  The elective courses can be taken from the elective pool of the masters program. The student should pass a qualifying exam in order to write a doctoral thesis. Under normal conditions a student is able to graduate in eight semesters. Under special conditions a student can ask for additional time with the written recommendation of his/or her supervisor and the approval of the administrative board if he or she has completed coursework within 4 semesters with a GPA of minimum 3.00 and presented work in the seminar.





Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Bülent GÜLOĞLU (Chair, Programme Coordinator)
Assoc. Prof. Resul AYDEMİR
Assoc. Prof. Tolga YURET

Erasmus Coordinator

Asst. Prof. Christopher HANNUM

Academic Members

Prof. Dr. Sencer ECER
Industrial Organization/ Game Theory/ Econometrics/ Health Economics
Prof. Dr. Bülent GÜLOĞLU Econometrics Theory / Panel Data Econometrics / Time Series Analysis
Assoc. Prof. Tolga YURET Education Economy / Industrial Organization/ Development Economics
Assoc. Prof. Resul AYDEMİR Industrial Organization/ Banking Industry/ Airline Industry
Assoc. Prof. Ayşegül KAYAOĞLU YILMAZ Applied Micro Economics / Panel Data Economics / Applied Macro Economics
Asst. Prof. Shourjo CHAKRAVORTY Economics Theory / Health Economics
Asst. Prof. Sinan ERTEMEL Distributive Justice / Game Theory / Social Choice Theory / Fair Division / Mechanism Design / Energy Economics
Assoc. Prof. Tolga KAYA Structural Equation Modelling / Brand Choice Models / Decision-making Methods Analysis / Fuzzy Decision-making Techniques
Asst. Prof. Mete Han YAĞMUR Inflation / Development Economics / Macro - Micro Monetary Policy
Asst. Prof Dr. Aysun AYGÜN
Labor Economics/ Health Economics/ Applied Microeconomics
Asst. Prof. Serdar ALTAY Economic Integration / International Commercial Organization / International Economics Law
Asst. Prof. Christopher HANNUM Regional Economics / Environmental Economics

Asst. Prof. Quentin STOEFFLER Microeconomy / Household strategies to exit povert
Dr.Öğr. Üyesi Umut KURUÜZÜ Capitalism and inequality/ Labour/ Poverty