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Dr. Suleyman Ozmucur

Title: Visiting Scholar
Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States

Dr. Suleyman Ozmucur, visiting scholar, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in economics.

Dr. Ozmucur is a visiting scholar in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches statistics and the principles of economics and conducts research with a focus on economic forecasting and “now-casting.” As a high school student, Dr. Ozmucur knew that he wanted to pursue a career in a mathematics-related field, and by the time he was a college freshman, he had made the decision to become a professor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Bogazici University in 1973, a Master of Arts in economics from Manchester University the following year, and was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in economics by Istanbul University in 1976. Throughout his career, he has consulted for international financial institutions and government councils including the Central Bank of the Philippines, the OECD Development Centre, the World Bank, and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN. 

He began his academic career as a professor of economics and econometrics at Bogazici University before joining the University of Pennsylvania in the early 1980s, where he spent more than 20 years working with Nobel Prize winning economist Lawrence Robert Klein on economic forecasts as a representative for the United Nations Project LINK. Since 1992, Dr. Ozmucur has been a research fellow of the Economic Research Forum, and he has continued to work with the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Middle East Center. He is the former editor of the Bogazici University Journal of Economics and Administrative Studies, and his research has been extensively published in papers, monographs, and journal articles. Dr. Ozmucur is the recipient of the 2002 Arthur H. Cole Prize in Economic History and a Franz Edelman Operations Research and Management Science Award Finalist, and is a member of the International Statistical Institute, the Economic Research Forum, and the International Institute of Forecasters, among others. His current work focuses on forecasting the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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