Assoc. Prof. Burcu Turkcan currently works at Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics. She gives lectures on Network Economics, Economic Complexity, Tourism Economics and Statistics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her main research fields are economic complexity, innovation, knowledge economics, network economics and regional economics. She has two books published in Turkey titled as “Karmaşıklık Ekonomisi- Diğer Herşey Sabit Değilken (Complexity Economics – All Other Things Not Being Equal)” and “Türkiye’de Bölgesel İktisat – Teori, Politika ve Uygulama (Regional Economics in Turkey – Theory, Policy and Application)”. She is also editor of book titled “Endüstri 4.0 ve Türkiye Ekonomisi (Industry 4.0 and Turkish Economy)”. She has also lots of articles published in internationally indexed journals related with her main research fields. Some of them can be listed as: “The Impacts of Online Social Networks on Accommodation Preferences: The Case of Turkey”; “Research Network Collaboration in Economics: A Social Network Analysis for Izmir”; “Knowledge Externalities in Turkish High Technology Manufacturing Industries: Spatial Panel Data Analyses”; “Knowledge Externalities and Knowledge Spillovers in Social Networks: The Case of Izmir Metalwork Industrial District”. She recently focused on gender economics. Her research paper entitled “Regional Gender Inequalities in Turkish Labor Market: A Spatial Econometric Analysis” awarded by 5th International Management and Social Sciences Conference with Best Paper Award.