2011 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D.
2004 Central Michigan University, M.A.
2002 Bogazici University, B.S.
The Robert E. Demarest Memorial Teaching Award, University of Illinois, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011; awarded to the outstanding teaching assistant for excellence in undergraduate-level teaching in economics
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 2004-2011; received for each teaching semester for a total of 17 semesters; awarded an outstanding distinction for 12 out of 17 semesters (top 10% of all teaching assistants campus-wide)
Graduate Teaching Certificate, University of Illinois, 2005
Graduate College Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2006-2007 and 200-2008
Summer Research Award, University of Illinois, Summer 2007
Second Highest GPA in PhD Core Program in Economics, University of Illinois, 2006
Habib A. Zuberi Scholarship, Central Michigan University, 2002/03
63rd place in University Admissions Examination, Turkey, 1997; ranked 63rd out of approximately 1.5 million students who took the standardized Turkish national examination for university admissions