Ph.D., 2010, Economics
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Thursdays 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
312A Lake Hall,
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
- ECON 7250 International Economic Development
Resume / CV
Bilge Erten received her PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010. She was a postdoctoral research scholar of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University from 2012 to 2014, and is currently an NBER DITE fellow. She is a member of the editorial board of Feminist Economics, and a member of the Gender and Development Initiative at Northeastern University. Her primary research interests are in economic inequality, economic development, and international economics, with a particular focus on empirical research.
One stream of her current work focuses on the effects of increased education and female empowerment on economic outcomes. In particular, she studies whether economic empowerment of women through an increase in female schooling had an impact on domestic violence in the context of Turkey. Related research examines the effects of education on intergenerational transmission of violence against children, and the heterogeneous effects of compulsory schooling by gender, poverty, and religiosity.
A second stream of her research focuses on the impact of international trade on economic inequality and structural change. In particular, her research examines the effects of tariff cuts on labor market outcomes in South Africa, and the effects on China’s accession to WTO on its process of industrialization. Related research focuses on documenting the evolution of medium-term cycles in commodity prices and analyzing the effects of global food shocks on domestic output of developing countries.
A third stream of her research focuses on the relationship between financial institutions and economic development. In particular, her research examines the effects of countercyclical use of capital account regulations in developing countries, the use of global sources of development finance for gender-equality interventions, and the effects of currency undervaluation on structural change and female labor force participation.
- “For Better or for Worse? Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey,” with Pinar Keskin, 2017. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2018, 10 (1): 64-105.
- “Macroeconomic Effects of Capital Account Regulations,” with José Antonio Ocampo, IMF Economic Review, 2017, 65 (2): 193–240.
- “Proposal for a Global Fund for Women through Innovative Finance,” with Nilufer Cagatay, Feminist Economics, 2017, 23 (4): 170-200.
- “Super Cycles of Commodity Prices since the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” (with José Antonio Ocampo), 2013, World Development 44, 14–30:
- “Macroeconomic Transmission of Eurozone Shocks to Emerging Economies,” 2012, International Economics 131, 43-70.
- “North-South Terms of Trade Trends from 1960 to 2006,” International Review of Applied Economics, March 2011, 25 (2): 171–184.
- “Breaking the Cycle? Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence,” with Pinar Keskin. – revise and resubmit from the Review of Economics and Statistics.
- “Does Knowledge Empower? Education, Legal Awareness and Intimate Partner Violence,” with Pinar Keskin. [submitted]
- “Exporting out of Agriculture: the Impact of WTO Accession on Structural Transformation in China,” with Jessica Leight. [submitted]
- “Compulsory Schooling for Whom? The Role of Gender, Poverty, and Religiosity,” with Pinar Keskin. [submitted]
- “The Real Exchange Rate, Structural Change, and Female Labor Force Participation,” with Martina Metzger. [submitted]
- “Capital Controls: Theory and Evidence,” with Anton Korinek and José Antonio Ocampo. – paper commissioned by the Journal of Economic Literature. [submitted]
- “Output Effects of Global Food Commodity Shocks,” with Kerem Tuzcuoglu [submitted].
- “Trade Liberalization and Local Labor Market Adjustment in South Africa,” with Jessica Leight and Fiona Tregenna.
Awards and Honors
- World Bank Economic Review Excellence in Refereeing Award, 2017
- Tier 1 Grant (“Democracy, Development, and Women’s Empowerment” with Val Moghadam and Catalina Herrera Almanza), Northeastern University, 2015 – 2016
- Humanities Center Grant (with Val Moghadam, Bill Dickens, and Catalina Herrera Almanza), Northeastern University, 2015 – 2016
- Research Development Initiative Award, Northeastern University, 2014 – 2015
- Mutual Mentoring Advancement Program (with Catalina Herrera Almanza), Northeastern University, 2014 – 2015
- National Science Foundation DITE Fellowship, 2013 – 2016
- Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012 – 2014
- Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), Young Scholar, 2012
- African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) Fellow, 2010
- Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Dissertation Research Grant, 2010
- Graduate School Teaching Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004 – 2009
- American Economic Association
- Eastern Economic Association
- International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics, and International Economics
- Initiative for Policy Dialogue
- International Association for Feminist Economics