A. Erinc Yeldan


International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs)

Professor Yeldan received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and joined the Department of Economics at Bilkent University in 1988. He served as chair of the economics department between 1998 and 2003. During 1994 and 1995, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota where he taught applied general equilibrium analysis. Dr. Yeldan also worked as a research associate for the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C.

His recent efforts focus on development macroeconomics and empirical, dynamic general equilibrium models, with emphasis on the Turkish economy. He is one of the directors of the International Development Economics Associates, New Delhi, and also a fellow of the Economic Research Forum, Cairo. Professor Yeldan's papers have appeared in numerous journals including the European Economic Review, World Development, Journal of Policy Modeling, The Developing Economies, and Journal of Development Economics.

He was a recipient of the Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 1998.

Bilkent University, Department of Economics

Focus: Debt, Development, Economy, Finance, Tax, Trade, Turkey, Middle East

Selected Publications:

Alternatives to Inflation Targeting Monetary Policy for Stable and Egalitarian Growth in Developing Countries

Beyond Crisis Adjustment: Investigation of Fiscal Policy Alternatives in an OLG Model of Endogenous Growth for Turkey  (August 2002, with Ebru Voyvoda)

Macroeconomics Of Turkey's Agricultural Reforms: An Intertemporal Computable General Equilibrium Analysis, paper prepared for the Economic Research Forum Meetings. Bahrain, September, 2001. (with Fatma Dogruel and Suut Dogruel).

Managing Turkish Debt: An OLG Investigation of the IMF's Fiscal Programming Model for Turkey (June 2003, with Ebru Voyvoda).


macroeconomic policy, financial liberalization, Turkish economy

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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