Bilge Erten

About me

I am an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs and a Faculty Scholar at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research at Northeastern University. In 2021-2022, I will be a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute for Economic Development (IED) at Boston University. My research interests lie in Development Economics, with a focus on Gender, Health, and Education. Most of my recent work explores the causes and consequences of domestic violence and mental health conditions in developing countries. Recent projects focus on how COVID-19 lockdowns affect the risk of mental distress among older adults in Turkey, and how lockdowns across states in the U.S. influence the reporting of domestic violence to the police.

I am an Associate Editor at Feminist Economics. I am also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

My work has been featured in the Financial Times, the Huffington Post, the Bloomberg View, the NPR Marketplace, and the Western Producer.

Prior to joining Northeastern faculty, I was a postdoctoral research scholar of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

My CV is available here and my Google Scholar page can be found here.

Email: b.erten[at]northeastern[dot]edu

Twitter: @BilgeErten