Can Erbil

Professor of the Practice

Department of Economics


Professor Can (pronounced "John") Erbil specializes in international trade, development economics and macroeconomic policy recommendations. His applied work extends to education and health policy and energy economics. Between 1999-2012, Erbil worked at the International Business School (IBS), the Department of Economics and Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He held the positions of Assistant Professor, Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer. Erbil was also the Assistant Director of Center for German and European Studies. He is currently the Director of Turkey Outreach at IBS. Dr. Erbil is currently the Director of Economic Modeling School at EcoMod, Global Economic Modeling Network. Since 2012, Erbil has been a Senior Fellow at Bahcesehir University, Turkey, where he contributes to several programs, including the BAU-NYU Research Methods Center. In 2014, Erbil joined MindBridge Partners as Senior Advisor, where he engages in projects with a focus on innovation, EdTech, IT and executive training. Dr. Erbil is a Research Associate at the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey (ERF). Erbil is on the Board of the Washington D.C. based think tank, Capital Turkish Connections, where he helps to facilitate evidence-based dialogue; he also used to work at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank. Erbil continues consulting for the World Bank on projects related to international trade, regional development, education and health policies.