Ayça Tekin-Koru earned her BSc and MSc degrees in Economics from Middle East Technical University in 1994 and 1997, respectively. She received her PhD in 2001 from Purdue University, Department of Economics. Later, in 2001-2003 she worked as a visiting faculty and taught MBA courses as well as economics courses at Krannert Graduate School of Management. Subsequently, she worked at Oregon State University, Department of Economics in 2003-2010. After 14 years of US experience she returned home for good. For a year, she conducted research at TURKSTAT using funding from TUBITAK. Currently, she is a faculty member of the Department of Business Administration at TED University.
Dr. Tekin-Koru has so far taught courses on international trade theory and policy, international finance, multinational corporations, microeconomics, macroeconomics and economics of social issues at different levels of complexity.
In her research, she explored the organizational form of multinationals, impact of economic integration on location choice of foreign firms and the multifaceted interaction between corruption and foreign direct investment. Recently, Tekin-Koru included the impact of sustainable development policies and trade policy on firm productivity in her research agenda as well.