Bengisu Özenç received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bilkent University, Department of Economics. During the years 2005-2017 she worked at Turkey Economic Policy Research Foundation (TEPAV) as a researcher, project manager and finally served as the Director of Macroeconomics Studies Program. Conducting impact analysis studies in different sectors over these years, Özenç has focused on studies at the intersection of energy, economy and climate change since 2012. Bengisu Özenç has been working as an independent consultant since 2017 and as a part-time lecturer in the field of Environmental Economics.
After graduating from TED Ankara College, Sinem Güravşar Gökçe received her bachelor’s degree from Bilkent University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 2004. She completed her master’s degree in METU Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management in 2007 and completed his PhD in Management and Organization at İnönü University. She worked in the fields of project management, government supports, investment feasibility, sectoral evaluations, market analysis, innovation in the public sector and entrepreneurship. She worked in institutions such as Bilkent University, Roketsan, ABİGEM, Fırat Development Agency and İnönü University. She has been volunteering for non-governmental organizations such as Community Volunteers and SendeGel. Since September 2018, she has been working as the Projects Coordinator at İstasyonTEDÜ Social Innovation Center and supports the works carried out in the fields of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Pınar Yalman Akcengiz received her bachelor’s degree from Ankara University, Department of Physics and her master’s degree from Başkent University, Energy Engineering. Between 2009-2020, she worked as the Ostim Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies Cluster Coordinator, and by the end of 2020, she established her own consultancy company. During the Cluster Coordination Office years, she carried out projects to contribute to the development of SMEs working on renewable energy and environmental technologies and to increase their export capacities. She has conducted national and international studies on regional development, clustering, supply chain, organized industrial zones, cleaner production, industrial symbiosis.
After completing her undergraduate and graduate studies at METU, Department of Economics, Seven Ağır completed her doctoral thesis in Middle Eastern Studies at Princeton University. During 2010-2012, Ağır served as a postdoctoral researcher in Economic History program at Yale University. Since 2012, she has been working in the field of the evolution of economic institutions in Turkey, business law and economics historical issues at Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics. Ağır has publications in journals such as Doğu-Batı, Economic History Review and Journal of Economic History.
Zeynep Kantur received her PhD in Economics from Bilkent University in 2015. At the moment, she works as a faculty member at Başknet University and supports SEFiA as a researcher. Her research interests include macroeconomic theory and monetary policy.
Eray Yücel completed his undergraduate education in Industrial Engineering and his doctorate in Economics at Bilkent University.After serving as an economist at the Central Bank of Turkey, he worked as part-time and full-time lecturer at several universities. He has been working as a lecturer at Bilkent University since 2017.
Begüm Şeren Güler started her career in Ernst & Young Tax Department after receiving her undergraduate degree from METU Department of Economics. She also got her master’s degree from METU Department of Economics and worked in institutions such as Aselsan, TEPAV and the European Commission. In 2011, under the coordination of the Secretariat General of the European Union and with the support of the private sector and non-governmental organizations, she completed her master’s degree in Economics Studies at the College of Europe as one of the first scholars. In 2016, she received her doctorate from Ankara University with the thesis titled “The Impact of Reforms on Growth in the European Union”. Güler, teaches undergraduate courses as a part-time lecturer at Hacettepe University and Bilkent University and works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate for EU Affairs. She continues her research in areas such as European Economic Integration, economic criteria, total factor productivity and growth reforms.