Isil Erol is an urban economist whose research mainly focuses on the property finance area. Her educational background is interdisciplinary. Dr. Erol received her Bachelor’s degree in City and Regional Planning (1998), MSc degree in Economics (2000) from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, her MPhil degree in Land Economy (2001) and PhD degree in Real Estate Finance (2004) from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Dr. Erol is currently working as the Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance & Investment in Henley Business School at University of Reading. She has led and collaborated in a series of research projects on the financialisation of housing markets, financing urban transformation projects in Istanbul, declining homeownership rate in Turkey, pricing publicly-traded REITs, spatial analysis of commercial property rents in Istanbul CBD, and pricing fixed-rate mortgage contracts in inflationary economies, funded by World Bank, EU – European Commission 7th Framework Program, and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
Dr. Erol has authored and co-authored publications in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Urban Geography, Journal of Housing and Built Environment, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Applied Economics, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, International Real Estate Review, and METU Journal of Faculty of Architecture.