- Growth Theory
- Development Macroeconomics
- Poverty Alleviation
- Human Development
Barış Alpaslan is an Associate Professor of Macroeconomics. Dr. Alpaslan also holds a number of administrative roles at different levels in the same university. Dr. Alpaslan completed an MSc (with an award of distinction) and then a PhD in Economics at the University of Manchester. Dr. Alpaslan has multiple institutional affiliations with well-known research centres in the UK, Australia, and Egypt. Dr. Alpaslan is a Vice President of the Committee of Experts on the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals at the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. Dr Alpaslan has undertaken consultancy services for several international organisations, such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, and International Centre for Migration Policy Development. Dr. Alpaslan is also the representative of Turkey to the Council of Europe Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED).
- Member of the Commission, Office for Scientific Research Projects, May 2019-
- Executive Board Member, Centre for Social Innovation (April 2019-) & Lifelong Learning Centre (July 2019-)
- Faculty Board Member (November 2022-)
- ECON529 Growth Theory (Postgraduate)
- ECON523 & ECON623 Research Methods and Publication Ethics (Postgraduate)
- ECON602 Advanced Macroeconomics (Postgraduate)
- ECON614 Advanced Topics in Development Economics (Postgraduate)
- He is interested in growth theory, development macroeconomics, poverty alleviation, and human development.
- He is one of the few academics in Turkey working on Overlapping Generations (OLG) models.
- He received the best-paper awards for some of his papers that he produced.
- He has assumed different roles in many projects by international organisations, such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, and International Centre for Migration Policy Development.
"The academic career is a long-distance race. Step by step and day by day is the only way to succeed."
His research interests focus on the macroeconomics of growth, inequality and development.