Gökhan Özertan received his undergraduate degree from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics in 1994 and his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University in 2001. He has been working in the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University since the same year and is a professor in the same department. He visited the University of Massachusetts-Boston between 2009-2010 and the Central Bank of Turkey between 2016-2017.
Professor Gökhan Özertan has conducted projects supported by Tübitak, several ministries in Turkey, the UNDP and the UK Prosperity Fund. He took part in the Cochran Fellowship program of the US Department of Agriculture in 2018. In addition, he was the reporter of the Copyrights Section of the Eleventh Development Plan of Turkey.
He teaches microeconomics, statistics, econometrics, economics of innovation and agricultural economics at Boğaziçi University at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include modeling of agricultural and environmental processes, use of technology in agriculture, effects of climate change, commodity price movements, economic effects of intellectual property rights and regulations in the IT sector. He has studies published in prestigious academic journals.