Alper Orhon was a faculty member of the Boğaziçi University Department of Economics from 1968 to 1974. He played an instrumental role in the departmental decision to offer Mathematical Statistics and Econometrics, both of which later became requisite courses. Orhon also coordinated the creation of the first electronic database and program library project.

Alper Orhon Econometrics Award is given in commemoration of Alper Orhon, to students in recognition of their achievements in the courses of Mathematical Statistics and Econometrics.

Students who received the award in previous years:

Year Name GPA
2016 Furkan Sarıkaya  3.01 
2015 Aslıhan Akdeniz  3.68
2014  Yunus Topbaş 3.95
2013 Elchin Suleymanov 3.75 
2012 Vyacheslav Arbuzov 3.75
2011 Ali Batuhan Barlas 3.25
2010 Hüsnü Çağrı Dalgıç 3.78
2009 Sina Teoman Ateş 3.72
2008 Mustafa Mete Karakaya 3.79
2007 Ali Güneş 3.85
2006 Serdar Kabaca 3.48
2005 Serdar Koçdar 3.73
2004 Funda Kurtuldu 3.66
2003 Emre Kocatulum 3.96
2002 Natig Mustafayev (Business Administration Double Major) 3.66