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Ayça Tekin-Koru

Research Fellows

Professor of Economics, TED University

Areas of interest:

  • International Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Economic Integration
  • Productivity


  • PhD in Economics, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA in Economics, Purdue University, 1999
  • MSc in Economics, Middle East Technical University, 1997
  • BSc in Economics, Middle East Technical University, 1994


  • Professor, TEDU Department of Economics, 2017 – present
  • Associate Director TEDU Trade Research Center, 2015 – present
  • Associate Professor TEDU Department of Economics, 2016 – 2017
  • Founding Chair, TEDU Department of Business Administration, 2012 – 2016
  • Associate Professor of Economics, TEDU Department of Business Administration 2012 – 2016

Latest Publications:

  • Cilasun S., Demir-Seker, S., Dincer, N.N. and Tekin‐Koru, A. (2018) “The Relationship between Adult Education and Poverty Alleviation in Turkey,” Adult Education Quarterly, 68 (4), 316-346
  • Dincer, N.N., Tekin‐Koru, A. and Yaşar, P. (2017) “Costs of Missing FTAs: The Case of Algeria and Turkey,” Empirica, 45(3), 489-505
  • Dincer, N.N., & Tekin-Koru, A. (2017). “Gains from Trade due to Within-Firm Productivity: The Role of Services Exporting,” Economics E-Journal, 11(1), 1-17
  • Naughton, H., Norbäck, P.J., & Tekin‐Koru, A. (2016). Aggregation Issues of Foreign Direct Investment Estimation in an Interdependent World. World Economy, 39(12), 2046-2073
  • Dincer, N.N., Tekin-Koru, A., & Askar, P. (2016). Investigation of Participation in Adult Education in Turkey: AES Data Analysis. Comparative Education Review, 60(3), 530-548
Working Papers

An Anatomy of Firm-Level Productivity in Turkey in the AKP Era

The main aim of the current paper is to investigate the productivity dynamics of Turkey ... read more


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