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Zeynep Akgul

Created: 12/3/2010
Updated: 4/28/2022
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Dr. Zeynep Akgul
GTAP-U Coordinator

Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University, USA
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Curriculum Vitae - Zeynep Akgul

Zeynep holds a Ph.D. (2015) degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. Her BS (2007) and MS (2009) degrees are in Economics from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.

Zeynep's primary research interests include computable general equilibrium modeling for international trade policy analysis with an emphasis on firm heterogeneity implementations with the GTAP model. She has developed the firm heterogeneity module GTAP-HET, which incorporates consumer love-of-variety, endogenous productivity changes, as well as endogenous firm entry/exit into domestic and export markets. She developed and is the lead instructor for the GTAP-HET Course. Her current research interest is on estimating parameters for the firm heterogeneity model.

Zeynep currently works as the GTAP-U Coordinator. Her responsibilities include formulating and implementing a curriculum in applied CGE modeling, ensuring and maintaining content quality, and expanding educational outreach.

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