Professor of the Practice of Economics, Boston College

Dr. Can Erbil specializes in international trade, development economics and macroeconomic policy recommendations. His applied work also extends to education and health policy, as well as energy economics.

In 2012, Erbil joined the Department of Economics at Boston College as an Associate Professor of the Practice. In May 2015, he became a Full Professor.

Between 1999-2012, Erbil worked at the International Business School (IBS), the Department of Economics and Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He held the positions of Assistant Professor, Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer. Erbil was also the Assistant Director of the Center for German and European Studies and the Director of Turkey Outreach at IBS.

Since 2012, Erbil is a member of the International Advisory Board and a Senior Fellow at Bahçesehir University, Turkey, where he contributes to several programs.
In 2014, Erbil joined MindBridge Partners as a Senior Advisor, where he engages in projects with a focus on innovation, EdTech, IT and executive training.

Dr. Erbil is a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey (ERF). Erbil also served on the Board of the Washington D.C. based think tank, Capital Turkish Connections, where he helped to facilitate evidence-based dialogue. Dr. Erbil is currently the Director of the Economic Modeling School at EcoMod, Global Economic Modeling Network.

He continues his applied work on publications and projects related to international trade, regional development, education and health policies. Dr. Erbil also leads immersion trips to/from Boston for MBA and Executive MBA groups worldwide.


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    Professor of the Practice of Economics, Boston College