The Economics Circle is an independent platform for research and thought, initiated in 1997 by a group of students at the Marmara University Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, then expanded by the participation of students from different universities in Turkey. Over the years, the activities made under this platform played an important role in creating a unique network to support the professional development of the students in their fields.
The Economics Circle identified six focus areas to guide its work. The activities in these focus areas aim at providing longer-term perspective to decision makers by promoting academic and evidence-based research. There are designed in a way to promote the generation of new ideas, facilitate exchange of knowledge and support the efforts in achieving economic prosperity at highest possible level. Therefore, they are designed as laboratories for knowledge creation.
Areas of Activities and Cooperation
Areas of activities to reach the goals and objectives of the Circle are designed under three categories.
Education and Consultancy
Main beneficiaries of services provided in this area are mainly students, young academicians, bureaucrats and entrepreneurs, but policy makers and private sector representatives are also expected to benefit directly or indirectly from the activities. In this context, the following actions are planned to be implemented in this category.
Technical Cooperation and Coordination
The main partners for the activities to be undertaken in this category are national and international research centres, universities, public and private institutions and their representatives. In this context, the actions are planned to be implemented within the framework provided below.
Analytical and Scientific Studies
The aims of analytical and scientific studies are to influence the economic policies through scientific views and policy recommendations derived from these studies. In this context, the following actions are planned to be implemented in this category.