The BA Program in Economics aims to equip its graduates with the fundamental tools and concepts of economic analysis for generating original solutions to new problems and situations that they may face during their future experiences. Our students are envisioned to develop a unique perspective that will allow them to analyze diverse situations as part of their active learning process. The program also aims to prepare students to function as active decision-makers in the highly competitive environment that prevails in the global economy, and to endow them with the ability to function in areas that are not directly related to their main area of expertise.

Program Learning Outcome Goals


Recent Publications

  • ALP ENVER ATAKAN, Auctions, Actions, and the failure of Information Aggregation, 2014, With Mehmet Ekmekci, 2014-2048, American Economic Review
  • ALP ENVER ATAKAN, Bargaining and Reputation in Search Markets, 2014, With Mehmet Ekmekci, 1-29, the Review of Economic Studies
  • ALP ENVER ATAKAN, Reputation with One-sided Imperfect Monitoring, 2015, With MEHMET EKMEKCI, 553-605, Journal of Economic Theory
  • CEM ÇAKMAKLI, Forecasting Inflation using Survey Expectations and Target Inflation: Evidence for Brazil and Türkiye, 2015, With SUMRU ALTUG, International Journal of Forecasting
  • CEM ÇAKMAKLI, Getting the most out of macroeconomic information for predicting stock returns, 2015, With DICK VAN DIJK, International Journal of Forecasting
  • CEM ÇAKMAKLI, On the Rise of Bayesian Econometrics after Cowles Foundation Monographs 10, 14, 2014, With NALAN BASTURK PINAR CEYHAN
    HERMAN K. VAN DIJK, 381-447, Oeconomia
  • CEM ÇAKMAKLI, Posterior-Predictive Evidence on US Inflation using Phillips Curve Models with non-filtered Time Series, 2014, With NALAN BASTURK PINAR CEYHAN HERMAN K. VAN DIJK, 1164-1182, Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • GÜLER SUMRU ALTUĞ, Do Institutions and Culture Matter for Business Cycles?, 2014, With Fabio Canova, 93-122, Open Economies Review
  • GÜLER SUMRU ALTUĞ, Forecasting Inflation using Survey Expectations and Inflation Targets: Evidence for Brazil and Türkiye, 2015, With Cem Cakmakli, International Journal of Forecasting
  • GÜLER SUMRU ALTUĞ, Guest Editor’s Introduction, 2014, With Sumru Altug, 99-101, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
  • GÜLER SUMRU ALTUĞ, Identifying Leading Indicators of Real Activity and Inflation for Türkiye, 1988-2010: A Pseudo Out-of-Sample Forecasting Approach, 2014, With Erhan Uluceviz, Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis
  • GÜLER SUMRU ALTUĞ, Real Business Cycles after Three Decades: A Panel Discussion with Edward Prescott, Finn Kydland, Charles Plosser, John Long, Gary Hansen, and Thomas Cooley, 2014, With Warren Young, Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • GÜLER SUMRU ALTUĞ, Real Business Cycles after Three Decades: A Panel Discussion with Edward Prescott, Finn Kydland, Charles Plosser, John Long, Gary Hansen, and Thomas Cooley, 2015, With Warren Young, 425-455, Macroeconomics Dynamics
  • HAN NAZMİ ÖZSÖYLEV, Investor networks in the stock market, 2014, With Johan Walden, M. Deniz Yavuz, Recep Bildik, 1323-1366, Review of Financial Studies
  • KAMİL YILMAZ, On the Network Topology of Variance Decompositions: Measuring the Connectedness of Financial Firms, 2014, With Francis X. Diebold , 119-134, Journal of Econometrics
  • KAMİL YILMAZ, Trans-Atlantic Equity Volatility Connectedness: U.S. and European Financial Institutions, 2004-2014, 2016, With FRANCIS X. DIEBOLD, Journal of Financial Econometrics
  • LEVENT KOÇKESEN, Commitment without Reputation: Renegotiation-Proof Contracts under Asymmetric Information, 2015, With EMANUELE GERRATANA, 173-209, Review of Economic Design
  • ÖZGÜR YILMAZ, A characterization of the extended serial correspondence, 2015, With EUN JEONG HEO, Journal of Mathematical Economics
  • SELVA DEMİRALP CUDA, The Rational Islamic Actor: Evidence from Islamic Banking, 2015, With Seda Demiralp , 3-27, New Perspectives on Türkiye
  • SİNAN SARPÇA, Commercialization of University Research and the Career Choices of Science and Engineering Doctoral Students, 2014, With Sencer Ecer (ITU), Youxin Huang (US Dept of Commerce), Economics Bulletin
  • KAMİL YILMAZ, The Past, Present and Future of the Turkish Economy : “Demokrasiye Geçiş, Reel Ücretler Ve Verimlilik: Türk İmalat Sanayiinden Bulgular,” (Tranisition to Democracy, Real Wages and Productivity: Findings for Turkish Manufacturing Industry), E. Taymaz, E. Voyvoda and K. Yilmaz, In Özçelik, E. and E. Taymaz (Eds.) (Eds.) , 2015, Ankara, Imge Publishing House, Forthcoming
  • KAMİL YILMAZ, Unobserved Components and Time Series Econometrics: Festschrift in Honor of Andrew Harvey : Measuring the Dynamics of Global Business Cycle Connectedness, Francis X. Diebold and Kamil Yilmaz, In S. J. Koopman and N. Shephard (Eds.) , 2015, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
  • KAMİL YILMAZ, Financial and Macroeconomic Connectedness: A Network Approach to Measurement and Monitoring, Francis X. Diebold and Kamil Yilmaz, Pages:230 , Feb , 2015, New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press


Koç University is one of the best places to obtain a MA or  Ph. D. degree in economics. The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Türkiye and abroad. Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Türkiye and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world.

Students are supported by research and teaching assistantships. They will have the opportunity to participate in the research projects of faculty members and teach their own classes so that they can develop their teaching skills further.