Ayça Tekin-Koru is a Professor of Economics at TED University, the Associate Director of the TED University Trade Research Center (both in Ankara), a Research Fellow of ERF in Cairo. Her research focuses on international trade, international factor movements and economic integration. She previously worked at Purdue University and Oregon State University. She received her BSc and MSc in Economics from Middle East Technical University. She has a PhD in Economics from Purdue University.