Born in Ankara in 1966, Erdem Başçı has graduated from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University in 1987 with high honours.
He completed the M.B.A. program at Bilkent University by ranking the first (1989). Having obtained his M.A. in Economics from Bilkent University (1990), Dr. Başçı received his second M.A. degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University (1993). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Bilkent University in 1995.
Between 1996 and 2003, he worked at Bilkent University, Economics Department, as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1999 by the Higher Education Council.
Dr. Başçı has lectured at the University of York, UK as an honorary visiting fellow in 1999.
Dr. Başçı's academic papers have been published in many peer-reviewed journals including Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Journal of Mathematical Economics.
He has co-authored various chapters in books published by Springer-Verlag and Palgrave. Besides his theoretical contributions to the economic literature, Dr. Başçı has academic publications on the Turkish economy as well.
Erdem Başçı has been appointed as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey on 9 October 2003.
He served as the Governor of the Central Bank from 19 April 2011 to 19 April 2016.
Erdem Başçı has also served as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkey to the OECD between May 2016 and March 2021.
Following his eighteen years career at the Central Bank and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was appointed as full Professor of Economics by TED University in 2021.
Monetary economics, financial economics, macroeconomic theory, mathematical economics and sustainable development are his research and teaching areas.