SEPIP 2021

SEPIP 2021

Main Theme

The main theme of SEPIP 2021 is Varieties of Industrialization.

Sub Themes


The objective of the Smart Economic Planning and Industrial Policy (SEPIP) Conference is to bring together researchers, practitioners, regulators and policy makers from the globe with a view to share results of academic studies, exchange views, share experiences and discuss fresh ideas on industrial policy, economic planning and related contemporary tools to support economic development and national competitiveness.

SEPIP is organized by OSTİM Technical University and it aims at developing a platform that enables participants to discuss economic development at national and regional levels and the role of industrial policy and planning; to compare early theoretical and practical motivations for national development planning with those now emerging in the globalized world economy; to present real-world experiences in industrial policy and planning by international scholars with firsthand experience; to discuss new tools and approaches to development such as physical infrastructure planning, industrial policy and cluster policy.

The first SEPIP conference, held on 4 May 2014, attracted great interest and there was a wide range of attendance with international speakers from USA and Europe to Singapore and Korea including academicians as well as policy makers and practitioners

The main theme of SEPIP 2020 Conference was entitled “Industrial Outlook and Policies After Covid-19 Pandemic”. Entrepreneurial Economy; Industrial Development and Industrial Policies in Asia and Africa; Leading Industry 4.0 Transformation on a National Scale; Energy Production Technologies in Developing Countries; Industrial Outlook and Policies; Technology, Innovation, Industry and Country Experiences (Argentina, East Asia, USA, Turkey); The Role of Informatics in Country Development After Covid-19 were among the topics discussed at the conference.

Uniting the actors on a common ground in order to strengthen the cooperation between developed and developing countries, public institutions and organizations, universities, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, various prominent speakers took part on this platform and discussed the impact of the epidemic on their countries’ economies, experiences in technology, innovation and industry.



Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Murat Yülek
OSTİM Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Erinç Yeldan
Kadir Has University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Fikret Şenses
Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erdoğdu
Marmara University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Sadık Unay
Istanbul University Faculty of Economics, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Sabri Tekir
OSTIM Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Serhan Dağtaş
OSTIM Technical University, Turkey

Assoc. Dr. Ali Akkemik
Yamaguchi University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Johannes Wissema
OSTIM Technical University, Turkey

Prof.Dr. Franco Mosconi
Universite degli Studi di Parma, Italy

Dr. Begüm Şahin
OSTIM Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Sabri Öz
Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey

Dr. Ünay Tamgaç Tezcan
University of Economics and Technology

Prof. Dr. Kaoru Natsuda
APU Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Dr. Nathanial Lane
Monash University, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Sandrine Labory
University of Ferrara, Italy

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Bezchinsky

Prof. Dr. Guillermo Rozenwurcel

Prof.Dr. Travis Taylor
Christopher Newport University, USA

Prof. Dr. Ünsal Sığrı
OSTİM Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Demiral Akbar
OSTİM Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Aylin Ege
OSTİM Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Metehan Yagmur
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Nurullah Gür
Medipol University, Turkey

Assoc. Dr. Bahar Erdal
OSTİM Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Turan Erol
Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Melih Bulu
Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Balcı
Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Betül Gür
Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey

Dr. Serkan Bürken
OSTIM Technical University, Turkey

Advisory Committee

Orhan Aydın
President, OSTIM Foundation / OSTIM OIZ

Prof. Dr. Selva Demiralp
Koç University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Sübidey Togan
Bilkent University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Meltem Dayıoğlu Tayfur
METU, Turkey

İlhami Pektaş
Coordinator, OSTIM ARUS