Canan BALKIR is Professor of Economics, Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration and has been the chair person of EU Studies Department and coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey.
She was a Fulbright scholar at North Carolina State University, and British Council scholar in UK; Research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK; honorary fellow at the University of Exeter, UK.
Received first prize from Turkish Academy of Sciences for her book on “International Economic Integration: Theory, Policy and Practice”, in 2011.
She has also worked as a senior consultant to the Minister for Economics between 1987-91.
In the 90s she was one of the founders and vice president of a political party promoting human rights and democracy, and rights of ethnic groups in Turkey.
She is currently working on a book project with Gent University, titled ‘The EU’s Expanding Trade Policy: Challenges for the Customs Union with Turkey’.
Her recent publications include the book on the “ Europeanisation of Public Policy in Southern Europe- Comparative Political Economy from the 2000s to the Crisis (Ed.in coll. T.Bolukbasi, E.Ertugal), Routledge, London 2014.
- Europeanization of Trade Policy: an Asymmetric Track”, in Europeanization of Turkish Public Policies, Eds.A.Guney, A.Tekin, Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics ,London 2016, pp.12-29.
- Different Trajectories yet the Same Substance: Croatia and Turkey” (in coll.M. Aknur), The Substance of Democracy Promotion, ed.A.Wetzel,J.Orbie, Palgrave Macmillan,2015, pp.85-103.
- “A Comparison of Residence, Social Security and Citizenship Strategies of Turkish Return Migrants and Dutch Retirement Migrants in Turkey” in Waves of Diversity, Eds. A.B. Karaçay, D.Ş.Sert, Z.G.Göker, The ISIS Press, Istanbul, 2015, pp179-224.
- “Guests and Hosts: European Retirees in Coastal Turkey (in coll.I.Sudas, Insight Turkey, Fall 2014, pp.123-143
- “Europeanisation and Dynamics of Continuity and Change: Domestic Political Economies in the ‘Southern Periphery’” (in coll. H. Tolga Bolukbasi, Ebru Ertugal), South European Society and Politics, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2013