EconTR 2023

IV. International Conference on Economics

September 7-9, 2023

General Information

The Department of Economics of Başkent University and Economics Literature Journal of World Economic Research Institute (WERI) are jointly organizing the Fourth International Conference on Economics to be held online&in-person on September 7-9, 2023 at Başkent University, Ankara, Türkiey. 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 , labour 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 should be submitted online through the website. EconTR conference is open to both English and Turkish presentations. The authors submitting Turkish abstracts sould also submit English version of their abstract. Abstracts should include 2-3 JEL codes and keywords of the research. Papers in the fields of economics, finance, labour 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.

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Full Paper Submission

The deadline to submit full papers is August 15, 2023. Submitting full papers are up to the authors (not mandatory). Full papers submitted will be published on the Conference web site. 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 Speakers

Ceyhun Elgin - Boğaziçi University, Türkiye
Alpay Filiztekin - Sabancı University, Türkiye
Öner Günçavdı - İstanbul Technical University, Türkiye
Haluk Kasnakoğlu - METU (Emeritus), Türkiye
Erol Taymaz - METU, Türkiye


Organization Committee

  • Nejat BASIM, Başkent University, Türkiye
  • Uğur EMEK (Co-Chair), Başkent University, Türkiye
  • Zeynep KARAL ÖNDER, Anadolu University, Türkiye
  • Yilmaz KILICASLAN (Co-Chair), Anadolu University, Türkiye

Conference Secretariat

    Musafa Özsarı, Anadolu University, Türkiye

Scientific Committee

  • Sanjay BANERJI - University of Notthingam, UK
  • Cem BAŞLEVENT - Bilgi University, Türkiye
  • Carmen Blanco-Arana - University of Malaga, Spain
  • Max BOUT - Xavier University, USA
  • Celia CENKINS - University of Westminster, UK
  • Daniel COQ - University of Seville, Spain
  • Hasan DUDU - Worldbank, USA
  • Jayanta KUMAR DWIBEDI (B.K.C. College, India)
  • Alper GÜZEL - Ondokuz Mayıs University, Türkiye
  • Daniela MAGGIONI - University of Catania, Italy
  • Fahrang MORADY - Westminster University, UK
  • Azra MUSAVİ - Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • Nadir OCAL - Çankaya University, Türkiye
  • 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, Türkiye
  • Hulya ULKU - Worldbank, USA
  • Cristina VILAPLANA-PRIETO - University of Murcia, Spain
  • Cihan YALÇIN - CBRT, Turkey
  • Hakan YETKİNER - İzmir Ekonomi University, Türkiye

Programme Committee

  • Bülent ANIL – Bahçeşehir University, Türkiye
  • Aliye ATAY – THK University, Turkey
  • Özlem AYTAÇ – Başkent University, Türkiye
  • Uğur AYTUN – Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Türkiye
  • Hatice AZTİMUR – Harran University, Türkiye
  • Zeynep BAŞAK – Bülent Ecevit University, Türkiye
  • Nilgün ÇAĞLARIRMAK USLU – Anadolu University, Türkiye
  • Eşref Uğur ÇELİK – Atılım University, Türkiye
  • Ahmet Kibar ÇETİN – Hacı Bayram Veli University, Türkiye
  • Hakan DEMİRGİL – Süleyman Demirel University, Türkiye
  • Cem DİŞBUDAK – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Türkiye
  • Zeynep ELİTAŞ – Anadolu University, Türkiye
  • Meltem İNCE YENİLMEZ – Yaşar University, Türkiye
  • Mustafa İSMİHAN – The Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC
  • Ümit İZMEN – Namık Kemal University, Türkiye
  • Zeynep KANTUR – Başkent University, Türkiye
  • Oya KENT - İstanbul Okan University, Türkiye
  • Şevket Alper KOÇ – Kocaeli University, Turkey
  • Seda KÖYMEN – Başkent University, Türkiye
  • Sevilay KÜÇÜKSAKARYA – Anadolu University, Türkiye
  • Gökhan ÖNDER – Anadolu University, Türkiye
  • Gülserim ÖZCAN - Atılım University, Türkiye
  • Didem PEKKURNAZ – Başkent University, Türkiye
  • Murat TAŞDEMİR – İstanbul Medeniyet University, Türkiye
  • Murad TİRYAKİOĞLU – Afyon Kocatepe University, Türkiye
  • Ünal TÖNGÜR – Akdeniz University, Türkiye
  • Yeşim ÜÇDOĞRUK GÜREL – Dokuz Eylül University, Türkiye

Important Dates

  • June 30, 2023
    Deadline for early abstract submission

  • July 15, 2023
    Deadline for early registration

  • July 31, 2023
    Deadline for late abstract submission

  • August 11, 2023
    Deadline for late registration

  • August 21, 2023
    Announcement of programme

  • August 25, 2023
    Submission of full paper


EconTR2023 Programme and Proceedings is available here:

EconTR2023 Programme

EconTR2023 Proceedings


EconTR will provide Registration Fee Waiver support to 10 participants at EconTR2023 Conference. 

To apply for financial support; please submit your full paper by July 01, 2023 and indicate the type of support you request.

Send your full paper to with a subject "Application for Fee Waiver"

The results will be announced by July 1, 2023


The venue for in-person presentations is the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Başkent University. Online presentations will be held by using Zoom.



The deadline for early registration to EconTR2023 is July 15, 2023. The early registration fee of €100 (500TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey) covers admission to sessions, coffee breaks and certificate of participation. 

The early registration fee for the participant residing in low and middle (both lower and upper) income countries is €50. Early registration fee for graduate students is €50 (300 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey). Proof of studentship is required.

The deadline for late Registration to EconTR2023 is August 11, 2023. The late registration fee of the conference is €150 (750 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey). Late registration fee for graduate students is €75 (500 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey). 

  • EconTR2023 Registration Form (for wire transfer)
  • EconTR2023 Registration Form (for credit card payments)
  • Publications

    Paper presenting authors at the EconTR2023 Conference have the opportunity to publish their papers in EconWorld Working Paper Series and/or in the following journals:

  • Economics Literature (eLit)
  • World Journal of Applied Economics (EconWorld Journal) (indexed in EconLit&TrDizin)

    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 EconTR2023 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, 2023. The authors should follow regular submission rules of the journal that can be found on the Journal’s web page.