İpek İlkkaracan is Associate Professor of economics at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Management. She has a BA in political science from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, and an MA and a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research, New York. İlkkaracan’s current research areas entail macroeconomics of unemployment and wages, labor market inequalities, work-family reconciliation policies, time-use, the care economy and sustainable growth. İlkkaracan currently serves on the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics, is an elected Board Member of the Middle Eastern Economics Association (MEEA) and acts as the expert on Turkey in the European Network of Experts on Gender Equality (ENEGE), an advisory group of the European Commission. In addition to her academic career, Ilkkaracan has also worked professionally as a development practitioner with international agencies and non-governmental organizations such as UNDP/UNIFEM headquarters in New York, the Intermediate Technology Development Group in the UK. She is also a founding member of Women for Women’s Human Rights-New Ways (WWHR), the Platform for Women’s Labor and Employment (KEIG Platform), and the International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics GEM-Europe and Turkey networks.