The Department of Economics of Baskent University and Economics Literature Journal of World Economic Research Institute (WERI) are jointly organizing an International Conference on Economics to be held in Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey on September 05-07, 2019. The Conference program includes plenary sessions, panels, and presentations of contributed papers. The conference is open to all line of theoretical and empirical research in economics, finance and entrepreneurship. The conference aims at bringing together scholars from all over the World for exchange of ideas, discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied research, and creating a research network for future joint collaborations.

Abstract Submission

An abstract of not less/more than 150/250 words in English or Turkish should be submitted online through the website. Abstracts should include 2-3 JEL codes and keywords of the research. Papers in the fields of economics, finance and entrepreneurship will be considered. Authors will receive a notification by e-mail about acceptance/rejection of their submission within two weeks. Authors can not submit more than 2 papers. Please submit your abstract by following the link below:

Click to submit your abstract to EconTR2019@Ankara

Please send your abstract to if you are having a problem in submitting online.

Full Paper Submission

The deadline to submit full papers is August 01, 2019. Submitting full papers are up to the authors (not mandatory). Full papers submitted will be included in Conference CD. Manuscript should be 1.5 line spacing. Margins on the page should be at least 2.5 cm. Page numbers must be placed at the bottom of the page. Font size should be Times New Roman 12 pt or Arial 11 pt. First page of the manuscript should include title, author(s) names with institutions and e-mail address of each author, abstract, keywords (min. 3, max. 5) and JEL codes. Correspondence address should be indicated by a footnote with the full mailing address, fax number and e-mail address of corresponding author. In addition, supporting agencies, etc. may also be indicated by a footnote on the first page. Abstract should not exceed 200 words for reviews and research articles. Equations, citations, uncommon abbreviations, etc. should not be included in the abstract.

Please submit your full paper in MS Word format to

Keynote Speaker

Ali Akarca – University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Yılmaz Akyüz – Former Chief Economist, UNCTAD, Switzerland

Sanjay Banerji – Nottingham University, UK

Korkut Boratav – Emeritus-Ankara University, Turkey

Alpey Filiztekin – Sabanci University, Turkey

Uğur Gürses – Independent Columnist, Turkey

Serdar Sayan – TOBB-ETU, Turkey

Hülya Ülkü – World Bank, USA

Erol Taymaz – METU, Turkey

Erinç Yeldan – Bilkent University, Turkey


Organization Committee

Nejat BASIM - Başkent University, Turkey

Uğur EMEK - Başkent University, Turkey

Zeynep KARAL ÖNDER - Anadolu University, Turkey

Yilmaz KILICASLAN - Anadolu University, Turkey

Oytun MEÇİK - Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

Conference Secretariat

Şiva ÇELİK - Başkent University, Turkey

Mustafa ÖZSARI - Konya Gıda ve Tarım University, Turkey

Buğra Altuğ YILMAZ - Başkent University, Turkey

Scientific Committee

Ali T. AKARCA – University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Sanjay BANERJI – University of Notthingam, USA

Cem BAŞLEVENT – Bilgi University, Turkey

Max BOUT – Xavier University, USA

Celia CENKINS – University of Westminster, UK

Daniel COQ – University of Seville, Spain

Hasan DUDU – Worldbank, USA

Bülent GÜNSOY – Anadolu University, Turkey

Alper GÜZEL – Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey

Daniela MAGGIONI – University of Catania, Italy

Fahrang MORADY – Westminster University, UK

Azra MUSAVİ – Aligarh Muslim University, India

Servet Mutlu – Başkent University, Turkey

Nadir OCAL – Çankaya University, Turkey

Erdal ÖZMEN – METU, Turkey

Terresa ROJO – University of Seville, Spain

Marcello La ROSA – IRES, Italy

Serdar SAYAN – TOBB ETU, Turkey

Robin C. SICKLES – Rice University, USA

Ahmet ŞAHİNÖZ – Başkent University, Turkey

Erol TAYMAZ – METU, Turkey

Hulya ULKU – Worldbank, USA

Cihan YALÇIN – CBRT, Turkey

Hakan YETKİNER – İzmir Ekonomi University, Turkey

Tomas WROBLOWSKY – VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Rep.

Programme Committee

Levent AKSOY – Konya Food and Agriculture University, Turkey

Barış ALPASLAN – Ankara Sosyal Bilimler University, Turkey

Bülent ANIL  – Bahçeşehir University, Turkey

Ebru ARICIOĞLU – Mersin University, Turkey

Aliye ATAY  – THK University, Turkey

Özlem AYTAÇ – Başkent University, Turkey

Uğur AYTUN – Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, Turkey

Hatice AZTİMUR – Harran University, Turkey

Zeynep BAŞAK – Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey

Onur BAYCAN – Anadolu University, Turkey

Nilgün ÇAĞLARIRMAK USLU – Anadolu University, Turkey

Eşref Uğur ÇELİK – Atılım University, Turkey

Ahmet Kibar ÇETİN – Çankırı Karatekin University, Turkey

Hakan DEMİRGİL – Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey

Cem DİŞBUDAK – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey

Zeynep ELİTAŞ – Anadolu University, Turkey

Haluk GEDİKOĞLU – Konya Food and Agriculture University, Turkey

Meltem İNCE YENİLMEZ – Yaşar University, Turkey

Hasan İSLATİNCE – Anadolu University, Turkey

Mustafa İSMİHAN – The Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC

Ümit İZMEN – Namık Kemal University, Turkey

Ayten Ayşen KAYA – Ege University, Turkey

Şevket Alper KOÇ – Kocaeli University, Turkey

Seda KÖYMEN – Başkent University, Turkey

Kenan LOPÇU – Çukurova University, Turkey

Senem OĞUZ – Başkent University, Turkey

Gökhan ÖNDER – Anadolu University, Turkey

Didem PEKKURNAZ – Başkent University, Turkey

Murat TAŞDEMİR – İstanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey

Murad TİRYAKİOĞLU – Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey

Ünal TÖNGÜR – Akdeniz University, Turkey

Yeşim ÜÇDOĞRUK GÜREL – Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Important Dates

  • May 15, 2019
    Deadline for early abstract submission

  • June 01, 2019
    Deadline for early registration

  • July 01, 2019
    Deadline for late abstract submission

  • July 15, 2019
    Deadline for late registration

  • August 01, 2019
    Announcement of programme

  • August 01, 2019
    Submission of full paper

Financal Support

EconTR will provide financial support to 20 participants at EconTR@Ankara Conference. The type of support will be as follows:

  • Registration fee waiver (to be given to 10 participants)
  • Domestic travel grant (up tp €100) (to be given to 5 participants)
  • Both (Registration fee waiver + Travel grant (up to €100)) (to be given to 5 participants)

To apply for financial support;

  • please submit your full paper by May 01, 2019 and
  • indicate the type of support you request.

The results will be announced by May 15, 2019


Dear EconTR2019@Ankara Participant,
The final version of the Conference programme is now available.
Kind regards,

Click for EconTR2019@Ankara Programme


The registrations to EconTR2019@Ankara will start May 01, 2019. To register to the conference, please;

1. Fill in the EconTR2019@Ankara Registration Form and send to Conference Secretariat at

2. Pay the Conference Registration Fee (information about payment options are available in the Registration Form)

3. Your registration to EconWorld2019@Ankara will be completed when you receive a confirmation mail from us.

The deadline for early Registration to EconWorld2019@Ankara is June 01, 2019. The early registration fee of €100 covers admission to sessions, all conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and dinner. Registration fee does not include accommodation and/or travel.

The early registration fee for the participant residing in low and middle (both lower and upper) income countries is €75 (450 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey).

The deadline for late Registration to EconWorld2019@Ankara is July 15, 2019. The late registration fee of the conference is €150 (750 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey).

Early registration fee for graduate students is €50 (250 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey). Proof of studentship is required. There is no discount for students making late registration.

Registration fee payments can be made via bank transfer or credit card.

Invoice will be provided at the conference registration desk to all participants, unless urgently required.







Publication Opportunities

Paper presenting authors at the EconTR2019@Ankara Conference have the opportunity to publish their papers in EconWorld Working Paper Series and/or in the following journals:

If you interested in publishing your paper in EconWorld Working Paper Series please visit

The authors willing to publish their work in the journals above must submit revised version of their papers after EconTR2019@Ankara conference. Note that, the journals will be under no commitment to publish any article. However, they do promise an expedited refereeing process. The deadline to submit your manuscript is October 01, 2019. The authors should follow regular submission rules of the journal that can be found on the Journal’s web page. 


Accommodation options available for EconTR2019@Ankara participants (valid until August 01, 2019):


Anadolu Hotels Downtown Ankara*****

Single Room: 320TL+VAT (10%); breakfast included

Double Room: 410TL+VAT (10%); breakfast included


Midas Hotel ****

Single Room: 155TL+VAT (10%); breakfast included

Double Room: 210TL+VAT (10%); breakfast included


Baskent University Student Dormitory

Single Room: 70TL; VAT included. (please send an e-mail to with info on check in/out dates)

Private bathroom in the room. No breakfast. Please bring your own personal care items (towel, toilet paper, shampoo)


Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.

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