Ozge Izdes holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from Istanbul University; and has completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She has worked with the International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics (GEM-IWG) during conference organizations and research projects since 2006. She has taught economics at Istanbul University, University of Utah, Kadir Has University, Arel University. Now Ozge Izdes is workimg as an assistant professor in İstanbul University where she also fulfills her responsibilities as the head of the International Trade Program. She is the author of a number of articles on economic crises, gender and employment, labor market transformations, poverty, women and the economy. She is an active participator of Women's Movement in Turkey, especially she is active in campaigns on gender and labor. Recently she is working on employment oriented development strategies. She is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), Women's Labor and Employment Initiative (the KEIG Platform), IAFFE, the GEM-IWG, ASSA, EEA and URPE.