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Faculty Profile: Can Erbil

Can Erbil

Adjunct Professor of the Practice

Development Economics, Economic Modeling (on CGE), International Trade (with a focus on Trade Liberalization and Tax Reforms), Political Economy

Can Erbil is a Research Fellow of EcoMod, Global Economic Modeling Network, where he is involved in research and teaching on economic modeling. EcoMod is based in Brussels. Erbil is also currently a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, working on a project for the New Hampshire Tax Commission to estimate the economic impacts of changes in income, sales and property taxes.

On two different occasions, Erbil has worked in the International Trade Division of the World Bank, as a consultant and data manager. He has conducted intensive empirical research using international data sources, and delivered policy recommendations to client countries on issues such as market openness.

Boston College, Ph.D.
Boston College, M.A.
Bogazici University, B.A.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2012 - 2017) Research Associate, ERF, Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey
  • (2012) Senior Fellow, Bahcesehir University, Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
  • (2011) Member of the International Advisory Committee, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • (2007) Brandeis University, The Theodore and Jane Norman Award, 2007-2008 Research Grant, "Relaxing the Financial Constraint: The Impact of Banking Sector Reform on Firm Performance - Emerging Market Evidence from Turkey
  • (2007 - 2012) Research Associate, ERF, Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey
  • (2006) Brandeis University, Theodore and Jane Norman Award - Research Grant, "Energy Policies for Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Natural Gas in Ghana and Bangladesh"
  • (2006) Perlmutter Award for Contributions to Teaching, Brandeis University
  • (2005) Mazer Award, Brandeis University
  • (2003) Digital Photo Contest, Winner of the Action/Journalism Category
  • (2003) Featured by the Boston College Department of Economics 2003 Newsletter as Alumni Profile
  • (2003) Michael L. Walzer Award for Teaching
  • (2002) Boston College, Donald and Helene White Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Social Sciences
  • (1999) Boston College Award for Teaching Excellence
  • (1998) Boston College Leadership Award
  • (1998) Boston College Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • (1996) Boston College Award for Teaching Excellence