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CURRENT POSITION

Senior Economist, Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway), May 2017 – present.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Economist, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT), September 2012 – April 2017.
Lecturer, Istanbul School of Central Banking, CBRT, December 2015 – April 2017.                                                                                 Visiting Central Bank Research Fellow, Bank for International Settlements, July – October 2015.
Dissertation Fellow, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, September – December 2011.
Instructor, University of Maryland, July 2009 – August 2011.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland, August 2007 – May 2009.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Economics, July 2012, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
               Dissertation Title: Essays on Financial Intermediaries, Business Cycles and Macroprudential Policies.
M.A. in Economics, December 2009, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
B.A. in Economics, June 2007, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Banking, and International Finance.

PAPERS

Publications

Required Reserves as a Credit Policy Tool (with Enes Sunel and Temel Taşkın), The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 2013, Vol. 13 (1), 823-880.
Cross-sectional Facts on Bank Balance Sheets in Turkey (with O. F. Abbasoğlu and Şerife Genç), Central Bank Review, 2015, Vol. 15, 31-60.
Financial Intermediaries, Credit Shocks and Business Cycles, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2016, Vol. 78 (1), 42-74.
On International Consumption Risk Sharing, Financial Integration and Financial Development, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2016, Vol. 52 (5), 1241-1258.

Working Papers under Review

External Shocks, Banks and Optimal Monetary Policy: A Recipe for Emerging Market Central Banks (with Enes Sunel), Revisions submitted to the International Journal of Central Banking.
When markets sneeze, the Fed gets bold: The Collateral Framework as an Unconventional Policy Tool (with O. F. Abbasoğlu and Birol Kanık), Under review.

Working Papers

Required Reserves as a Credit Policy Tool (with Enes Sunel and Temel Taşkın), CBRT Working Papers, 2012, No. 12/24.
Financial Intermediaries, Credit Shocks and Business Cycles, CBRT Working Papers, 2013, No. 13/13.
Cross-sectional Facts on Bank Balance Sheets in Turkey (with O. F. Abbasoğlu and Şerife Genç), CBRT Working Papers, 2014, No. 14/17.
On International Consumption Risk Sharing, Financial Integration and Financial Development, CBRT Working Papers, 2014, No. 14/36.
External Shocks, Banks and Monetary Policy in an Open Economy: Loss Function Approach (with Enes Sunel), CBRT Working Papers, 2015, No. 15/25.
External Shocks, Banks and Optimal Monetary Policy in an Open Economy (with Enes Sunel), BIS Working Papers, 2015, No. 528.

Work in progress

A Macroeconomic Model of Fiscal Multipliers in Small Open Economies (with Enes Sunel).
Determinants of Credit Growth in Turkey: Does Size Matter? (with Osman Furkan Abbasoğlu and Şerife Genç).
Reserve Requirements in a Heterogeneous Agent Model of Banks (with Osman Furkan Abbasoğlu, Pablo D’Erasmo and Şerife Genç).
Optimal Bailouts of Financial Sector.
Sudden Stops and Labor Market Dynamics in Emerging Economies.

HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Central Bank Research Fellowship, Bank for International Settlements, July – October 2015.
Dissertation Fellowship, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September – December 2011.
Jacob K. Goldhaber Award, for travel to conference, University of Maryland, Summer 2011.
International Conference Student Support Award, University of Maryland, Summer 2011.
Travel Grants, University of Maryland, Department of Economics, Spring 2010-Summer 2011.
Graduate Assistantship, University of Maryland, 2007-2012.
Dean’s High Honor List, Bilkent University, 2004-2007.
Full Merit Scholarship, Bilkent University, 2003-2007.
Ranked in top 0.04\% among 1.5 million in the National University Entry Exam of Turkey, 2003.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Istanbul School of Central Banking, Instructor, Introduction to Monetary Policy Modelling (joint with Salih Fendoğlu): December 2015, December 2016.
University of Maryland, Instructor, Econometrics I : Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010, Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Summer 2011.
University of Maryland, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2007-Spring 2009: Economic Statistics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Econometrics I-II.

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

2017

The 23rd International Conference Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF) 2017  (scheduled).

2016

Marmara University Workshop on “Understanding the Capital Flows.

2015

Bank for International Settlements, The 47th Money, Macro and Finance Research Group Annual Conference, Georgetown Center for Economic Research Biennial Conference, CBRT – Bank of England Workshop on “International Monetary and Financial System – short term challenges, long-term solutions”.

2014

Sabancı University.

2013

Central Bank Macroeconomic Modeling Workshop by the CBRT, Policy Nexus and the Global Environment: A New Consensus Emerging from the Crisis by National Bank of Macedonia, Istanbul Technical University, Borsa Istanbul Finance and Economics Conference, Conference on MENA Economies by Istanbul Bilgi University, Borsa Istanbul, Istanbul School of Central Banking.

2012

Conference on Reserve Requirements & Other Macroprudential Policies: Experiences in Emerging Economies by the CBRT, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Uppsala University, Koc University, Ozyegin University, TOBB-ETU, Middle East Technical University – NCC, Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings.

2011

New Economic School, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance, Eastern Economic Association Conference.

2010

Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings, Bilkent University, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, International Conference of Middle East Economic Association, International Conference on Economic Modeling.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Referee: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Borsa Istanbul Review, Central Bank of Turkey Working Paper Series, Czech National Bank Working Paper Series.
Member: Society for Economic Dynamics, American Economic Association, European Economic Association.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Computer Skills: Matlab, Dynare, Fortran, Stata, E-views, Latex, Maple 12, MS Office.
Languages: Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Beginner).