Prof. Dr. Erol Katırcıoğlu

Prof. Dr. Erol Katırcıoğlu is an executive board member of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and one of the founding members of the Dialogue Group established in May 2016. He served as the Economic Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Erdal İnönü between 1991 and 1993 and as the “economist member” of the drafting committee of the Competition Law. He became a professor in 1996 and was Vice Rector of Istanbul Bilgi University between 2001 and 2005, where he became the Head of the Economics Department in 2005 and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008. Prof. Katırcıoğlu has been a columnist for various daily newspapers like Radikal, Taraf and Star since 1996. He is currently a faculty member at Marmara University’s Department of Economics (English).