Website of painter & economist Gizem Saka. 

One fine day in my studio, 2018.

One fine day in my studio, 2018.

Current Teaching:

  • Fall 2019: Wharton School of Business, Business Economics; Monetary Economics and the Global Economy

Primary interests in economics:

  • Behavioral Economics

  • Art Markets


  • UPCOMING: Should we invest in the art market? Wharton Art Club, October 1, 2019, 12 pm (Location TBA)

  • Received the William G. Whitney Award for Distinguished Teaching at the Wharton School of Business.

  • Received Harvard University's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.

  • Featured at Forbes/Investing: Millennials Beware: There Are Downsides To Debt-Free Living. Link.

  • Penn "Women in Art" Initiative Interview. Link

  • "Professor Spotlight: Economics and Art need not be mutually exclusive", The Daily Pennsylvanian. Link.

  • Exhibited "A Journey to the Aegean", a collection of paintings, at Boston University's Thurman Center.

Recent talks:

  • Bryn Mawr College, "The Dubious Economics of the Art Market", October 2017

  • Sirius XM Business Radio, “Knowledge@Wharton,” discussed Labor Market Participation of Artists

  • Sirius XM Business Radio, “Knowledge@Wharton”, discussed the Business of Art, Recent Auctions, Venice Biennial.

  • "The Art Market: An Economist's Perspective," at Harvard Business School.

  • “Consumer Judgment” lecture, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, UPenn Medical School.

  • "Can a $5 garage sale painting ever be worth $40 million? The Irresistible Economics of the Art World." Huntsman Program Preceptorial, Wharton.

  • “Exploring the relationship between economics and art through Sol LeWitt” , Davis Museum, MA