Ahmet Faruk Aysan - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Ahmet Faruk Aysan


Dean of the School of Management And Administrative Sciences at the Istanbul Sehir University

Ahmet Faruk Aysan received his B.A. in economics from the Bogaziçi University in 1999 and both his M.A. (2001) and his Ph.D. (2005) in economics from the University of Maryland College Park. He became an Associate Professor in 2008. Dr. Aysan, who served as a consultant at various institutions such as the World Bank, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey and Oxford Analytica, has been lecturing at the Department of Economics at Bogaziçi University since 2005. Before joining the Istanbul Sehir University as a professor, Dr. Aysan has been the Board Member and Monetary Policy Committee Member of the Central Bank of Republic of Turkey. He has also served as the Deputy Director of the Center for Economics and Econometrics at Bogaziçi University, a member of the G-20 Financial Safety Net Experts Group, a member of the Advisory Board of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Group of TÜBİTAK, and a National Expert in ‘Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities’ under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. Dr. Aysan’s fields of specialization are international finance, macroeconomics, political economy, banking and finance, econometrics, governance and development and he is a member of editorial and advisory boards of several international journals. Dr. Aysan, who has many articles published in academic journals, was awarded with the Bogaziçi University Foundation Publication Awards; Bogaziçi University Foundation Academic Promotion Awards and the Ibn Khaldun Prize for the best paper on the North African and Middle Eastern Country Studies granted by Middle East Economic Association. Dr. Aysan has also served at the advisory board of the Contemporary Turkish Studies at London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) European Institute. Dr. Aysan is currently the Dean of the School of Management And Administrative Sciences at the Istanbul Sehir University.

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Credit Card Debt: Nescience or Necessity?

This paper attempts to assess whether the driving factor behind the rising credit card indebtedness ... read more

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Consumer Preferences and Market Structure in Credit Card Markets: Evidence from Turkey

Using a discrete choice random utility model and unique data from a nationwide consumer survey, ... read more

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The Role of Governance Institutions in Private Investment Decisions: The Case of Middle East and North Africa

Abstract This paper investigates the link between private investment decisions and various governance institutions in the form ... read more

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Non-Price Competition in Credit Card Markets Through Bundling and Bank Level Benefits

Abstract Attempts to explain high and sticky credit card rates have given rise to a vast ... read more


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