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CURRENT POSITION

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

Current projects: Bayesian estimation of Norway’s main monetary policy model (NEMO), quantitative investigation of optimal leaning against the wind (LAW)-type monetary policy rules where credit imbalances-led financial crises can endogenously occur and monetary policy can influence the probability of crises through its effects on household credit and house prices in Markov-Switching version of NEMO.

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.
External Shocks, Banks and Optimal Monetary Policy: A Recipe for Emerging Market Central Banks (with Enes Sunel), International Journal of Central Banking , forthcoming.

Working Papers under Review

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

The Transmission of Fiscal Stimulus in Small Open Economies: The Role of Finance Channel (with Enes Sunel).
Determinants of Credit Growth in Turkey: Does Size Matter? (with Osman Furkan Abbasoğlu and Şerife Genç).
Optimal Bailouts of Financial Sector.

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.

COURSES AND CERTIFICATES

Modelling Occasionally Binding Constraints in RISE, by Andrew Binning and Junior Maih, June 2017.
Advances in Bayesian Analysis of DSGE Models, EABCN, June 2016.
The Use of DSGE Models in the Policymaking Process, IMF, June 2015.
Financial Crisis and Credit Frictions in Open Economies, by Enrique G. Mendoza, December 2014.
Computational Tools for Macroeconomists, by Jesus Fernandez Villaverde, August 2014.
Introduction to Modeling in Monetary Policy Analysis, by Francesco Zanetti, April 2014.
Formulation, Estimation and Policy Analysis using DSGE models, by Lawrence Christiano, September 2013.

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Collateral Framework as an Unconventional Policy Tool

Internatinal Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (2017), Federal Reserve System Day-Ahead Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions hosted by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2017) (Accepted), Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society (2017) (Accepted), China Meeting of the Econometric Society (2017) (Accepted), BSP International Research Conference on ““Revisiting macro-financial linkages: Looking back and looking ahead” hosted by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (2016) (Accepted), IAAE Annual Conference (2016) (Accepted).

External Shocks, Banks and Monetary Policy in an Open Economy

Georgetown Center for Economic Research Biennial Conference (2015), Central Bank of Turkey – Bank of England Workshop on `”International Monetary and Financial System – short term challenges, long-term solutions” (2015), The 47th Money, Macro and Finance Research Group Annual Conference (2015), Bank for International Settlements (2015), Marmara University Workshop on “”Understanding the Capital Flows” (2016), Norges Bank (2017).

Financial Intermediaries, Credit Shocks, and Business Cycles

Sabanci University (2014), Istanbul Technical University (2013), Borsa Istanbul Finance and Economics Conference (2013), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2011, 2012), Bank of Canada (2012), Bank of England (2012), Uppsala University (2012), Koc University (2012), Ozyegin University (2012), TOBB-ETU (2012), METU-NCC (2012), New Economic School (2011), Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics (2011), International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (2011), Eastern Economic Association Conference (2011), University of Maryland (2009, 2011), Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings (2010), Bilkent University (2010), Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (2010), International Conference of Middle East Economic Association (2010), International Conference on Economic Modeling (2010).

Required Reserves as a Credit Policy Tool

Policy Nexus and the Global Environment: A New Consensus Emerging from the Crisis by National Bank of Macedonia (2013), Conference on Reserve Requirements & Other Macroprudential Policies: Experiences in Emerging Economies by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (2012), University of Maryland (2012), Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings (2012).

Managing Capital Short-Term Flows in Emerging Markets: Reserve Option Mechanism as an Unconventional Policy Tool

Central Bank Macroeconomic Modeling Workshop by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (2013), Conference on MENA Economies by Istanbul Bilgi University (2013), Borsa Istanbul (2013).

Optimal Bailouts of Financial Sector

Istanbul School of Central Banking (2013), University of Maryland (2010).

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, RISE, Fortran, Stata, E-views, Latex, MS Office.
Languages: Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), Norwegian (Beginner), Spanish (Beginner).