EconTR 2021

III. International Conference on Economics

September 2-4, 2021

General Information

The Department of Economics of Başkent University and Economics Literature Journal of World Economic Research Institute (WERI) are jointly organizing the Third International Conference on Economics to be held online on September 2-4, 2021. 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.

Covid-19 Outbreak Announcement

EconTR 2021 Conference will run online-live by using zoom infrastructure due to Covid-19 outbreak. 

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, 2021. 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


Organization Committee

  • Nejat BASIM, Başkent University, Turkey
  • Uğur EMEK (Co-Chair), Başkent University, Turkey
  • Zeynep KARAL ÖNDER, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Yilmaz KILICASLAN (Co-Chair), Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Oytun MEÇİK, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

Conference Secretariat

    Mustafa ÖZSARI, Konya Gıda ve Tarım University, Turkey
  • Ebru Burcu YARDIMCI, Başkent University, Turkey

Scientific Committee

  • Sanjay BANERJI - University of Notthingam, UK
  • Cem BAŞLEVENT - Bilgi University, Turkey
  • 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, Turkey
  • Daniela MAGGIONI - University of Catania, Italy
  • Fahrang MORADY - Westminster University, UK
  • Azra MUSAVİ - Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • 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
  • Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto - University of Murcia, Spain
  • Cihan YALÇIN - CBRT, Turkey
  • Hakan YETKİNER - İzmir Ekonomi University, Turkey

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 – Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey
  • Hatice AZTİMUR – Harran University, Turkey
  • Zeynep BAŞAK – Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey
  • Nilgün ÇAĞLARIRMAK USLU – Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Eşref Uğur ÇELİK – Atılım University, Turkey
  • Ahmet Kibar ÇETİN – Hacı Bayram Veli 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
  • Mustafa İSMİHAN – The Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC
  • Ümit İZMEN – Namık Kemal University, Turkey
  • Zeynep KANTUR – Başkent University, Turkey
  • Şevket Alper KOÇ – Kocaeli University, Turkey
  • Seda KÖYMEN – Başkent University, Turkey
  • Sevilay Küçüksakarya – Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Kenan LOPÇU – Çukurova University, Turkey
  • Gökhan ÖNDER – Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Gülserim ÖZCAN - Atılım 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

  • June 10, 2021
    Deadline for early abstract submission

  • July 01, 2021
    Deadline for early registration

  • July 15, 2021
    Deadline for late abstract submission

  • August 5, 2021
    Deadline for late registration

  • August 15, 2021
    Announcement of programme

  • August 15, 2020
    Submission of full paper


Dear EconTR2021 Participants,

EconTR2021 Conference Programme is available here. Many thanks to all contributors.

EconTR2021 Organizing Committee

EconTR2021 Conference CD


EconTR will provide Registration Fee Waiver support to 10 participants at EconTR2021 Conference. 

To apply for financial support; please submit your full paper by June 01, 2021 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, 2021


EconTR will give EURO250 to the best paper presented at EconTR2021 conference. To apply for the best paper award, please submit your full paper written in either Turkish or English by June 01, 2021.

Please send your full paper to with a subject "EconTR2021 Award Application".

Good luck,



To register to the conference, please;

Pay the Conference Registration Fee (information about payment options are available in the Registration Form), Fill in the EconTR2021 Registration Form below and send to Conference Secretariat at together with fee transfer document. Your registration to EconTR2021 will be completed when you receive a confirmation mail from us.

The deadline for early Registration to EconTR2021 is July 01, 2021. The early registration fee of €50 (250TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey) covers admission to sessions and certificate of participation. 

The early registration fee for the participant residing in low and middle (both lower and upper) income countries is €40. Early registration fee for graduate students is €30 (150 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey). Proof of studentship is required.

The deadline for late Registration to EconTR2021 is August 05, 2021. The late registration fee of the conference is €75 (375 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey). Late registration fee for graduate students is €45 (225 TL for Turkish citizens residing in Turkey). 

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

Invoice will be send after the conference to all participants, unless urgently required.

  • EconTR2021 Registration Form (for wire transfer)
  • EconTR2021 Registration Form (for credit card payments)
  • Publications

    Paper presenting authors at the EconTR2021 Conference have the opportunity to publish their papers in EconWorld Working Paper Series and/or in the following journals:

  • Central Bank Review (indexed in SCOPUS, ESCI, EconLit)
  • Economics Literature (eLit)
  • Journal of Yaşar University (indexed in EBSCO)
  • World Journal of Applied Economics (EconWorld Journal) (indexed in EconLit)

    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 EconTR2021 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, 2021. The authors should follow regular submission rules of the journal that can be found on the Journal’s web page.