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Visiting Fellow Profile

Berrin Ceylan-Ataman

Country of Origin: Turkey
Visiting Period: September 2012 - September 2013
Faculty Sponsor: Risa L Lieberwitz

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Professor Berrin Ceylan-Ataman is Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University. Her teaching and research interests are in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations. She teaches Labor Economics, Employment and Unemployment at the undergraduate level, and European Union (EU) Employment and Social Policies at MS and PhD levels.

Professor Ceylan-Ataman is widely published on EU issues, especially on the relationship between EU and Turkey on the economic and social aspects. She is currently leading a Jean Monnet Project at Ankara University entitled, European Module: Social Policy in the European Construction Process supported by the European Commission (Brussels). She developed and implemented this project as a Jean Monnet professor in the Research Center of European Studies of Ankara University.

At the ILR School she is participating in seminars and conducting research on a number of topics in Labor Economics. Her main focus of research in the United States is a study of the American labor market and social policies. The findings will be used in order to compare the U.S. and EU policies. Using information gathered, she plans to write a Labor Economics textbook in Turkish when she returns home.


- Berrin Ceylan-Ataman