Prof. Ayla Ogus Binatlı received her undergraduate degree from Boğaziçi University and attended University of Alberta and Boston College for graduate studies. She earned her PhD from Boston College in 1999. She worked in the USA as an assistant professor for two years and joined the Department of Economics of Izmir University of Economics in 2002. Oğuş Binatlı's research centers on international economics and applied econometrics and she has published in several renowned international journals. She has chaired the department since 2009.