Ece, the founding director of eftec, started her career in August 1992. Since then, she worked on about 400 projects, majority of which she managed or directed, including several large scale infrastructure and policy studies for public and private sector and NGO clients.
She specialises in interpreting economic value evidence for natural capital, ecosystem services, cultural heritage, charitable sector, value of information and education. Her clients include most UK government departments, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, and the governments of many countries.
She has co-edited or co-authored 11 books. Her last book (with Dr Paul Hardisty) “Economics of Groundwater Remediation and Protection” is published by CRC Press in the US.
Her next book (with Josh Lipton and David Chapman, forthcoming in 2015 by Springer) will be on the use of resource equivalency (including economic valuation) methods for assessing environmental damage and liability and selecting the appropriate compensation measures. This will help with better implementation of the European Directives of Habitats, Wild Birds and Environmental Liability as well as input to new policy instruments like biodiversity offsetting, payments for ecosystem services and habitat banking.
Ece holds an MSC in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London and a BA in Economics at Istanbul University. She works in English and Turkish. Ece is a founding member of the UK Network of Environmental Economists.