Seyfettin Gürsel

Seyfettin Gürsel



  • Turkish Economy: Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • Labor Market Issues in Turkish Economy
  • Electoral System Reform and Election Simulations

What he offers

Widely considered an expert on labour analysis and an incredibly distinguished economist, Prof. Seyfettin Gürsel has embraced the role of public citizen, conducting highly influential researches over several decades on a remarkably diverse range of subjects. In addition to his presentations on Turkish Economy: Macroeconomic Dynamics and Labor Market Issues, he offers tailored talks on topics such as Electoral System Reform and Election Simulations etc. His invaluable presentations make him a highly sought-after speaker at prestigious events all over the country.

How he presents

A distinguished economist with an honest, transparent, and comprehensive approach, Prof. Gürsel expertly helps audiences understand the ways in which unemployment, job vacancies, and wages are affected by regulation and economic policy, bringing some welcome realism and decency to current issues.

Prof. Dr. Seyfettin Gürsel, after his graduation from Galatasaray Highschool and after receiving his BSc in Economics from Grenoble University and successfully completing the Institute of Political Sciences (IEP) of the same university he received his MSc and PhD in Economics from University of Paris-Nanterre in 1979. In 1980, he started working as lecturer in İstanbul University from where he resigned in 1983 to work in İletişim Publishing, as the editor in chief for the Encyclopaedia of Turkey in the Republican Era.

Between 1986 and 1994, he held various managerial positions in private sector.

He returned to academics in Galatasaray University in 1994 where he became associate professor in 1995 and professor in 2000. He worked there as the head of department of economics between 1996 and 2007, and as the vice-president between 2004-2007. Professor Gürsel joined Bahçeşehir University in 2007 and he works actually as the director of Bahçeşehir University Centre for Economic and Social Research.

Professor Gürsel has written a number of books, articles and research papers on the economic history and macroeconomics of Turkey, on Labour market issues as well as on the electoral system reform. He is a weekly columnist at T24 internet newspaper.

Presentation Languages: Turkish, French, English

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