Sıdıka Başçı after receiving her Ph.D in economics from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in June 1998, she taught at universities in Turkey, and UK, Her research areas are econometrics, time series analysis, big data analysis and machine learning techniques. She founded and managed a consultant firm where economic and financial reports were prepared in years 1999 - 2005. In 2005 she founded Econometric Research Association (ERA) which publishes the semi-annual international, EconLit indexed journal “International Econometric Review (IER)”. She is also among the editors of IER. During 2006 - 2011, she worked at Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organization of the Islamic Countries (OIC) as the Director of the Statistics and Information Department and Acting Director. During 2011 – 2013 she worked at Strategic Thinking Institute as the Coordinator of the Economic Program. In 2013 she started teaching at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University (AYBU) as assistant professor. In 2019, she got the associate professor position. During 2017 – July 2020 she had an on leave position from AYBU and had an Invited Visiting Professor position at Graduate School in Computer Sciences and Mathematics Engineering - EISTI, Paris, France. In July 2020, she returned her work at AYBU. She has many articles published in journals and book chapters.