A. Erinç Yeldan is Acting Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Bilkent University.
Professor Yeldan received his PhD. from University of Minnesota, USA, and joined the Department of Economics at Bilkent University in 1988. He served as Chair to the Economics Department between 1998 and 2003. During 1994-1995 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota where he taught Applied General Equilibrium Analysis. He later visited the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. where he worked as a research associate. During 2007-2008 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and at Amherst College.
Dr Yeldan’s recent work focuses on development macroeconomics, economics of climate change, and on empirical, dynamic general equilibrium models with emphasis on the Turkish economy. He is one of the Executive Directors of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), New Delhi. Dr. Yeldan was a recipient of Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 1998.
Dr Erinç Yeldan has received several academic awards including University of Minnesota Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, 2012; Distinguished Recognition Award Agriculturers’ Association of Turkey, 2003; Distinguished Teaching Award, Bilkent University, 2002; and was cited among the list of Top 500 Economists according to number of pages criterion in SSCI Journals by a research conducted by Tom Coupe, University of Bruxelles (Revealed Performances: Worldwide Rankings of Economists and Economics Departments) and sponsored by the European Economic Association, 2001. He has authored and co-authored several publications.