Çınla Akdere is lecturer of history of economic thought at the Department of Economics, Middle East Technical Univeristy and researcher at the labaratory Philosophie, Histoire et Analyse des Représentations Economiques (PHARE), Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

She is presently scientific committee member of The Summer School on History of Economic Thought-Economic Philosophy-Economic History and member of ESHET (The European Society for the History of Economic Thought), Charles Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought (ACGEPE) and Turkish Economic Association (TEA).

She received her B.S. in economics from the the Department of Economics of Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University, B.S. in general and comparative literature from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She has previously worked at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université de Cergy Pontoise and Université Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis as economics teaching assistant.