Jun 2020

Welcome to Yep-D 2020 Participants!


Welcome to Yep-D 2020. It is a great pleasure to have you with us!
We will contact you soon!

  1. Arda Eren ERDOĞAN, Bilkent University
  2. Barış Kaan BASDİL, Boğaziçi University
  3. Barış YILMAZ, Middle East Technical University
  4. Bediz ÖLMEZ, Hacettepe Unıversıty
  5. Berçim BERBEROĞLU, Hacettepe University
  6. Burcu YILDIZ, Bilkent University
  7. Cansu SÜT, Bilkent University
  8. Ecem YARGİCİ, Middle East Technical University
  9. Eda ERĞUN, Yasar University
  10. Eda İNCE, TED University
  11. Enes AYAR, Ege University
  12. Ertan IYİDOST, Yildiz Technical University
  13. Gülşah SUİLETEN, Boğaziçi  University
  14. Haluk Can KORAL, Yasar University
  15. Huseyin GUNSUZ, Dokuz Eylul Univesity
  16. İrem ÇETİNKAYA, İzmir Katip Çelebi University
  17. İrem SİPAHİ, Marmara University
  18. Kardelen ATAK, Hacettepe University
  19. Kemal Can BELİN, Pamukkale University
  20. Korel GUNDEM, Yıldız Teknik University
  21. Merve CİN, Dokuz Eylül Unıversıty
  22. Muhammed Dönmez, Bilkent University
  23. Nurgul KARACA, Erciyes University
  24. Omay Melek EREN, Istanbul Technical University
  25. Onur KARAGÖZOĞLU, Sabancı University
  26. Saki CANSEV, Ankara University
  27. Sarp Dora CEBECİ, Istanbul Technical University
  28. Sarp DUYAR, Lund University
  29. Selin GÜNGÖR, Bilkent University
  30. Selin GÖRENER, Dokuz Eylül University
  31. Sena PEHLİVAN, Atılım University
  32. Sena TENGİLİMOĞLU, Middle East Technical University
  33. Talha KUTAY, Hacettepe University
  34. Yusuf SANDAL, Süleyman Demirel University
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May 2020

Welcome to YEP-D Workshop 2020

Welcome to YEP-D Workshop 2020,

For its fifth event since 2016, YEP-D Workshop is now open for your
applications. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, our organizing committee evaluated
the current conditions and concluded that conducting the event as usual, which
means convening in an actual venue for the workshop, might present challenges
in terms of participants’ health. For this reason, per the organizing committee’s
decision, YEP-D 2020 will be happening online.
As we do every year, we present you the following frequently asked questions
and answers part, in order to provide the essential information about YEP-D.

Q1. What is YEP-D?

YEP-D is a 36-hour marathon of economic policymaking simulation, which aims
to provide its participants insights and real time policymaking experience
through scenarios that address a different type of economic problem in each

Q2. Are there any prerequisites for application?

Anyone who is at their 3rd and 4th year in their undergraduate economics
studies, as well as first year graduate economics students are qualified to apply
for participation. Selection committee evaluates applications on a merit-based
system. This year, some of the scenarios will most probably require you to use
statistical softwares, thus having a fundamental level of knowledge on one of
those programmes (R, Stata, even MS Excel) is highly recommended.

Q3. Are participants going to work on their own or as teams?

Teamwork is an essential part of YEP-D. There will be 5 teams, formed as teams
of 6 participants. One of the goals of YEP-D is to promote teamwork, foster
students’ ability to communicate on complex issues in an efficient way and
cultivate more efficient decision making processes.

Q4. What are the “musts” and must nots” for YEP-D?

Since we are taking the workshop to online stage this year, packing a bag with
necessary items is no longer relevant. However, having adequate amount of
coffee is crucial! In addition to this, please make sure that your internet
connection quality is sufficient for attending this workshop on Zoom.

Q5. Is it a competition?

In the past years, except 2016, there was not a competitive dimension of YEP-D.
However, one of the new features that we introduce this year is the competition
on team basis. After each task, teams’ policy proposals will be scored by the jury,
which consists of 5 economists. The team that collects most points after 6 tasks
will be named as the winner of YEP-D 2020 competition. Nevertheless, it is key
to keep in mind that competition is only one dimension of the workshop.

Q6. What happens after the selection process?

In case of admission to YEP-D, you will receive an e-mail that includes initial
briefing file, your team and its members, as well as all the wherewithal
information to get you started. You will also receive a list of recommended
readings to help you get prepared for the workshop.
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