- Senior Research Fellow (July 2007-present). Development Research Institute (IVO), Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Carrying out applied socio-economic research, training and capacity building in support of poverty alleviation in developing countries. Specific areas for research and capacity building include global commodity chains and development, institutional impact analysis and macro accounting for policy analysis.
- Consultant (January-February 2007). ECORYS Research and Consulting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Identified and evaluated needs, activities and potential implementing partners for launching the European Commissionfs new Food Security Thematic Program in the areas of research, technology, innovations, food security information systems, and food security in fragile countries.
- Consultant (December 2006). GRM International, London, United Kingdom. Prepared methodologies for sector analysis, benchmark analysis and survey designs for a UNDP funded project entitled gAgricultural Regeneration and Development in Afghanistan.h
- Economist (June 2005-August 2006). Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. Prepared Background Papers for State of Food Insecurity 2006 (SOFI) of the FAO; prepared a mid-term progress report on the implementation of the World Food Summit Plan of Action for the Committee for Food Security (CFS) of the FAO; and carried out research on global poverty and food security trends.
- Visiting Professor (April 2004-June 2005). Wageningen University, Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Completed a project entitled gTurkey in the European Unionh; Carried out research on institutional change in innovation systems; Taught a Ph.D. course gInstitutions, Innovations and Growthh; Prepared two chapters for a book entitled gImplications of Turkeyfs Accession to the European Union for Agriculture, Food, Rural Areas and Structural Policyh; Edited the Int. Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance, & Ecology Special Issue 2007 on gInstitutional Change in Innovation Systems.h
- Lecturer (February-September 2004). Inholland University, School of Economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Taught two courses: Intermediary Macroeconomics and Stock Market, and supervised 6 undergraduate theses.
- Research Fellow (November 2000-April 2004). International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR-CGIAR), The Hague, Netherlands. Managed medium- and large-scale projects at country and regional levels; Identified and formulated, analysed, planned and implemented projects on agricultural innovation processes and related science and technology policies, institutional change in agricultural innovation systems, information and communication technologies in facilitating the innovation processes; Designed and carried out capacity building activities for supporting the innovation processes in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Sub-Saharan Africa; Developed and applied decision support tools for poverty reduction and food security.
- Deputy Director/Associate Prof of Economics (October 1997-November 2000). Free University - Centre for World Food Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Managed multicultural and interdisciplinary research teams and performed leadership in research; Supervised graduate students; Developed and implemented medium- and large scale projects on poverty reduction and food security in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Middle-East & Sub-Saharan Africa; Gave lectures in economic development and technological change and in nonparametric econometrics.
- Research Fellow (February 1995-April 1997). Rutgers University, Department of Agricultural Economics & Marketing, New Brunswick, USA. Conducted policy research on labour markets, farming and land tenure, farmland utilization, and land valuation in agricultural and rural development in USA; Lectured on land use and labour market efficiency in US agriculture and in econometric methods.
- Research Associate (September 1993-December 1994). University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics, St. Paul, USA. Conducted policy research on the impacts of structural adjustment policies on the environment and marketing in Ghana.
- Economist (July-September 1991). International Monetary Fund (IMF), Treasurerfs Department, Washington, D.C., USA. Conducted policy research on the role of Special Drawing Rights in portfolio management.
- Teaching/Research Assistant (September 1991-July 1993). University of Minnesota, Departments of Economics, Department of Applied Economics, and Management Information Division, Minneapolis, USA. Taught Macroeconomics (Econ 101) and Money-Banking (Econ 3073). Conducted theoretical research on the effect of political lobbying on the direction of technological change.
- Economist (January 1986-September 1990). Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Research Department, Ankara, Turkey. Conducted policy research on bank monitoring and supervision, monetary and exchange rate policies, and international trade policies; Developed methods for measuring bank performance.