The Department of Economics, located at Maçka, a vibrant and central location of Istanbul, offers unique programs in economics that excel both in the theory and the practice of economics with the goal of producing world class and globally competitive economics majors at the undergraduate, master’s, or Ph.D. levels.

The Department of Economics at ITU plays a central role in channeling ITU’s vast technical expertise of 240 years to micro- and macroeconomic policy-making. To achieve this goal, the Department employs in its teaching and research activities a multidisciplinary approach including joint workshops, seminars, guest lecturers and projects with ITU’s basic science and engineering departments. Field expertise of departmental faculty parallels this mission and includes Development Economics, Education Economics, Energy Economics, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, and International Trade.

The faculty is heavily involved in both research and private and public sector consulting, and they reflect their practical experience in their teaching in addition to providing students with sound theoretical background. Successful students are integrated into departmental research and consulting projects in their areas of developing expertise to help them gain experience under the direct supervision of their professors. Thus, our graduates have a unique advantage in placement and success in corresponding fields of study