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Institutional Information: Faculty Of Economic And Administrative Sciences, Department Of Economics
Research Areas: Economics, Science, Technology and Society






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Yelda Erden Topal studied economics at Hacettepe University and Middle East Technical University (METU) and earned her PhD degree from Science and Technology Policy Studies at METU (2016) with the PhD Dissertation entitled as “A Policy Design Model For Market Formation of Solar and Wind Electricity Generation in Turkey”. As TUBITAK 2219-International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, she has completed her one-year postdoctoral research in Madrid (Spain) between 2020-2021 on policymaking for the development and diffusion of renewable energy technologies in Innovation, Industrial Property and Technology Policy Research Group (INNOPRO), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Renewable Energy Unit, CIEMAT. Yelda has been a researcher at METU TEKPOL and the Department of Economics since 2009. She is engaged to EU Solar Energy Research Networks by being a researcher of H2020 Solar- Twins Project, H2020 Horizon STE project, EUSOLARIS ERIC Initiative, EERA CSP JP and EERA e3S JP and ODAKTR Initiative.