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. My research interests lie in Development Economics, with a focus on Gender, Health, and Education. Most of my recent research focuses on three areas: (i) the causes and consequences of domestic violence in developing and developed countries, (ii) the policies and interventions affecting mental health of vulnerable populations including children, adolescents, and elderly, and (iii) the effects of global integration policies on structural transformation and labor market adjustment in developing countries.

I am a Co-Editor of the Review of Economics of the Household and an Associate Editor of 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