Academician, Professor, Resarcher-Writer and Translator. Prof. Dr. Aysıt Tansel is the daughter of writer, poet Oğuz Tansel. She is teaching part time at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She graduated as the top student of her class from Adana Girls High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with high honors from Middle East Technical University, her masters from University of Minnesota and her doctorate from State University of New York.
She was a visiting scholar at 1990-1993 at the Yale University and at 2011-2012 at the Cornell University. She is a research fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn and the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Economics of Education Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Public Choice, Applied Economics and Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv.
She is in the editorial board of the following journals: Economics of Education Review, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Turnalar-International Journal of Turkish Language, Literature and Translation and Economy-Tek. Her areas of interest are Economics of Education in particular and Labor Economics in general.
She is also interested in literature in particular poetry and folklore. Her translations in these areas in particular her poetry translations from Oğuz Tansel are published in numerous journals and books.