Ipek Ilkkaracan

Ipek Ilkkaracan is Professor of Economics at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Management. She served as President of IAFFE in 2022-23 and the Conference Chair for IAFFE Annual Conference Rome 2024. Ilkkaracan is a Research Associate with the Levy Economics Institute
(New York) and the Economic Research Forum (ERF Cairo), and an Associate Editor of the Feminist Economics journal.  Ilkkaracan’s areas of research entail the care economy, gender and macroeconomics, political economy of gender, labor markets and development. Her ‘Purple Economy’ model, which depicts a gender-equal and caring economic order, was adopted as an advocacy and training tool by women’s organizations, including the European Women’s Lobby (Brussels), the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia-Pacific (Malaysia), Women for Women’s Human Rights (Türkiye). Ilkkaracan has served as Board Member of IAFFE (2015-2017) and the Middle Eastern Economics Association (2010-2012).