Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Bilge Erten is an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Northeastern University. Her research interests lie in Development Economics, with a focus on Gender, Health, and Education.
She studies the effects of lockdown policies on mental health and domestic violence; the causes and consequences of domestic violence; education, mental health, and violence against children; and globalization and women’s empowerment in developing countries. She published in journals such as the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of International Economics, World Development, Feminist Economics, and Economics of Education Review. She is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics, and a Faculty Scholar at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research at Northeastern. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
Prior to joining Northeastern economics faculty, Professor Erten was a postdoctoral research scholar of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. She earned her PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- World Bank Economic Review Excellence in Refereeing Award 2019
- World Bank Economic Review Excellence in Refereeing Award 2018
- 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
Capital Controls: Theory and Evidence (with Anton Korinek and José Antonio Ocampo)
The Future of Commodity Prices and the Pandemic-driven Global Recession: Evidence from 150 Years of Data (with José Antonio Ocampo)
Breaking the Cycle? Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence (with Pinar Keskin)
Trade Liberalization and Local Labor Market Adjustment in South Africa (with Jessica Leight and Fiona Tregenna) Journal of International Economics, 2019, 118: 448-467
Compulsory Schooling for Whom? The Role of Gender, Poverty, and Religiosity (with Pinar Keskin) Economics of Education Review, 2019, 72: 187-203.
The Real Exchange Rate, Structural Change, and Female Labor Force Participation (with Martina Metzger)
World Development, 2019, 117: 296–312.
For Better or for Worse? Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey (with Pinar Keskin)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2018, 10 (1): 64-105. [Online Appendix]. [Replication Files] – VoxDev
Output Effects of Global Food Commodity Shocks (with Kerem Tuzcuoglu)
Journal of Globalization and Development, 2018, 9 (1): 1-18.
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)
World Development, 2013, 44, 14–30.
Macroeconomic Transmission of Eurozone Shocks to Emerging Economies
International Economics, 2012, 131, 43-70.
North-South Terms of Trade Trends from 1960 to 2006
International Review of Applied Economics, 2011, 25 (2): 171–184.
Gender and Development
Social Distancing, Stimulus Payments, and Domestic Violence: Evidence from the U.S. during COVID-19 (with Pinar Keskin and Silvia Prina)
Mental Health Costs of Lockdowns: Evidence from Age-specific Curfews in Turkey (with Onur Altindag and Pinar Keskin)
Female Employment and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows to Turkey (with Pinar Keskin)
- American Economic Association
- Eastern Economic Association
- International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics, and International Economics
- Initiative for Policy Dialogue
- International Association for Feminist Economics
Ph.D., 2010, Economics
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Spring 2021: Monday-Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 pm via Zoom
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