Atölye: "Advances in Economics: A PhD-Level Training Workshop"

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Tarih: 26-29 Ağustos 2015
Yer: santralistanbul Kampüsü 

The International Iranian Economic Association (IIEA), in collaboration with İstanbul Bilgi University, has organized a four-day workshop for young economics scholars from Iran and Turkey to help raise their familiarity with recent advances in micro- and macro-economic theories, econometrics, and the application of those methods to Iran and Turkey. The workshop will be held at İstanbul Bilgi University on August 26-29, 2015, and will consist of four short courses taught in by leading economists. All workshop activities will be conducted in English. Advanced PhD students and recent PhD graduates in economics are eligible to apply. The participants will be selected among the applicants by a committee of established economists on a competitive basis. IIEA anticipates to admit approximately 15 Iranian scholars (10 from Iranian universities and 5 from outside the country) plus 10 Turkish scholars. The workshop will cover the travel and lodging expenses of the Iranian participants for the duration of the workshop.

Each course of the workshop will consist of 4 hours of lecture/instruction by invited lecturers, followed by an assignment session and a discussion session led by a team of IIEA economists. The invited lecturers will provide the idea for the assignment and may participate in the discussion session depending on their availability.

Workshop Program

Wednesday August 26: Microeconomic Theory
Instructor: Professor Hamid Sabourian (Cambridge University)

Thursday August 27: Macroeconomic Theory
Instructor: Professor Fabio Canova (European University Institute)

Friday August 28: Econometrics
Instructor: Professor Badi Baltagi (Syracuse University)

Saturday August 29: Applied Studies
Professor Hadi Salehi Esfahani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Professor Ege Yazgan (İstanbul Bilgi University)

Daily Schedule
10:00-12:00: Instruction Session 1 by Invited Lecturer
12:00-13:00: Lunch
13:00-15:00: Instruction Session 2 by Invited Lecturer
15:0-15:30: Break
15:30-17:00: Assignment Session Conducted by a Team of IIEA Economists
17:00-17:30: Break
17:30-19:00: Discussion Session Led by a Team of IIEA Economists
19:30-21:30: Dinner

Application Eligibility
IIEA welcomes applications from advanced PhD students and recent graduates (within three years of obtaining PhD) carrying out research in economics on Iran and Turkey. Iranian PhD students and recent graduates outside the country are also eligible. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English language.

How to Apply
Applicants are requested to send five documents via email to by May 15, 2015. The required documents are as follows: (1) A resume; (2) The names and emails of two economists who are familiar with the applicants’ work and can confirm the applicants’ educational status; (3) A letter of interest explaining the applicants’ achievements and how such a workshop could help them in their research; (4) A synopsis of a research project they are undertaking or plan to undertake in the near future. (5) Evidence of proficiency in English language, which could consist of the results of English tests (such as TOEFL and TSE) or attestation by the applicants’ references. Applicants are also requested to ask their references to email their recommendation letters directly to by May 15, 2015. All the documents should be in English.

Selection Committee: Iranian Students and Scholars
Professor Hadi Salehi Esfahani
Professor Hassan Hakimian
Professor Massoud Karshenas
Professor Hashem Pesaran

Selection Committee: Turkish Students and Scholars
Professor Esra Gurakar
Professor Ipek Ozkal Sanver
Professor Ege Yazgan

Workshop Organization Committee
Professor Parvin Alizadeh
Professor Hadi Salehi Esfahani
Professor Esra Gurakar
Professor Ipek Ozkal Sanver
Professor Ege Yazgan

Key Dates
Application Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
Announcement of Admission Decisions: June 10, 2015
Arrival of Participants in Istanbul: August 25, 2015
Departure from Istanbul: August 30, 2015

Contact Information
For inquiries, please send emails

About IIEA:
IIEA is a private, non-profit, and non-political association of scholars interested in the study of Iran’s economy. The objectives of the IIEA are: (a) Promotion of high standard scholarship on the economy of Iran; (b) Promotion of cooperation among persons and organizations committed to the goals of IIEA; c) Facilitation of communication among scholars; (d) Promotion of better understanding of Iran’s economic policy challenges and opportunities. For more information about IIEA, visit its website at