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Conference/Workshop/Seminar Presentations


  • Macroeconomic and Financial Connectedness Lectures, Macroprudential Policy Department, Bank Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia, 18-19 May 2016.
  • Macroeconomic and Financial Connectedness Lectures, The South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre, Bali, Indonesia, 21-22 April 2016.
  • Seminar, Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin, 7 April 2016
  • Economic Risk Seminar, School of Economics and Business, Humboldt University, Berlin, 4 April 2016
  • Seminar, IESEG School of Management, Paris, 31 March 2016
  • Seminar, Özyeğin University, 9 March 2016
  • Seminar, Marmara University, 23 December 2015
  • Ninth Computational and Financial Eonometrics Conference, University of London, December 12-14, 2015
  • Third Economic Networks and Finance Conference, Systemic Risk Centre, London School of Economics, December 11, 2015
  • Seminar, School of Central Banking, Central Bank of Republic of Turkey, December 1, 2015
  • 14th National Social Sciences Conference, METU, Ankara, 23-25 November 2015.
  • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference, Istanbul, October 23-25, 2015.
  • NBER-NSF Time Series Conference, Economics and Business University of Vienna, September 25-26, 2015.
  • IMF Institute for Capacity Development Lectures, “Measuring and Monitoring Network Connectedness in Financial Markets,” Washington DC, June 29-30, 2015.
  • Discussant, NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics, Swiss National Bank, Zurich, June 25-26, 2015.
  • Second Vienna Workshop on High Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, May 21-22, 2015.
  • "Macroeconomic, Financial and International Linkages" Workshop, University of York, May 14-15, 2015, (invited).
  • "Honoring Fikret Şenses: Turkish Economy and Development Economics" Workshop, METU Northern Cyprus Campus, April 2-4, 2015.
  • Second Workshop on “The Analysis of Enterprise Data,” Sabanci University-TUSIAD Competitiveness Forum, March 27, 2015,
  • Marmara University, 6th Department of Economics PhD Workshop, Istanbul, February 28, 2015 (invited speaker).
  • Econometric Society Winter Meetings, Boston, MA, January 3-5, 2015.
  • Annual Conference of the Center for Economics and Econometrics (CEE), "Advances in Economics," Bogazici University, December 15, 2014 (invited speaker).
  • (EC)2 Annual Conference, "Advances in Forecasting," University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, December 12-13, 2014 (speaker).
  • Workshop on "Networks in Economics and Finance," Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain School of Management, December 4-5. 2014 (invited speaker).
  • Workshop on "Innovation, Globalization and Firm Dynamics," Department of Economics, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, November 24, 2014 (invited speaker).
  • Conference on "Systemic Risk and Contagion," Department of Economics, University of Bologna, November 6-7, 2014 (invited speaker).
  • ECB-CBRT Conference on "Assessing the Macroeconomic Implications of Financial and Production Networks," Izmir, September 12-13, 2014 (program committee member and speaker).
  • "Transition to Democracy, Real Wages and Productivity: Evidence from Turkish Manufacturing Industry (1988-1993)," Workshop on Turkish Economy in Honor of Yakup Kepenek and Oktar Turel, METU Northern Cyprus Campus, April 25-26, 2013 (in Turkish).
  • "Measuring the Dynamics of Business Cycle Connectedness," 8th Annual Workshop of the CEPR Working Group on Macroeconomics of Global Interdependence, University of Lausanne, March 1-2, 2013.
  • "Productivity Workshop," Competitiveness Forum, Sabanci University, Istanbul, November 30, 2012.
  • "Econometric Society European Meetings, Malaga, Spain, August 27-31, 2012.
  • "Workshop on Networks and Institutions," Bilkent University, Ankara, July 19-20, 2012 (invited speaker).
  • "The Revival of an Emerging Market: The Case of Turkey," Plenary Symposium, 73rd International Atlantic Economic Conference, Istanbul, March 29. 2012 (invited speaker).
  • "Macroeconomic and Financial Imbalances in National Economies and the World," Annual Conference of the Center for Economics and Econometrics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, December 19-20, 2011 (invited speaker).
  • FEMISE Annual Conference 2011, “Arab Awakening and the Role of the EU-Med Partnership,” Marseille, December 15-16, 2011.
  • "International Business Cycle – Linkages, Differences and Implications" 12th EuroArea Business Cycle Network (EABCN) Workshop, Budapest, June 28-29, 2010.
  • "Volatility and Systemic Risk” Conference, The Volatility Institute, Stern Business School, New York University, April 16, 2010 (with Francis X. Diebold).
  • Workshop on “Whither Turkey? Taking Stock of the Dynamics that Shape EU Reforms,” Sabanci University, January 15-16, 2010 (invited speaker).
  • Workshop on Labor Markets, Trade and FDI, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, October 1-2, 2009 (invited speaker).
  • Workshop on Firm Productivity, Trade and Development, Université de la Méditerranée, Aix en Provence, July 8-9, 2009.
  • Society for Economic Dynamics, Annual Meetings, Istanbul, July 2-4 2009.
  • ACC Eurasia in a Shifting Global Context: Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Conference, Koç University, June 18-21, 2009.
  • 35th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, Toulouse, France, September 4-6, 2008.
  • International Economic Association XV. World Congress, Istanbul, June 25-29, 2008.
  • Econometric Society North American Winter Meetings, New Orleans, M.A., January 3-5, 2008.
  • 34th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, Valencia, Spain, September 6-9, 2007.
  • Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET) Conference, Kos, Greece, June 18-23, 2007.
  • Workshop on Country Case Studies, Commission on Growth and Development, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. April 12-14, 2007.
  • Second Fall Workshop on Economics in Granada – “Heterogeneity of Firms, Productivity and Trade: Empirical and Theoretical Evidence,” University of Granada, Spain, November 17-18, 2006.
  • Conference on “Current Issues in International Trade and Diplomacy,” Ankara, November 3, 2006.
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Annual Conference 2006, Madrid, June 28-July 1, 2006.
  • NBER, International Seminar on Macroeconomics, Tallinn, Estonia, June 15-16, 2006.
  • Econometric Society North American Winter Meetings, Boston, M.A., January 6-8, 2006.
  • 16th (EC)2 Conference, Istanbul 2005, Poster Session, December 16-17, 2005.
  • Econometric Society World Congress, London: 2005, August 20-23, 2005.
  • Southern European Association for Economic Theory (ASSET)-Annual Conference, Barcelona, 2004.
  • Conference on Turkey: Towards EU Accession, Bilkent University, May 10-11, 2003.
  • Ninth Annual Conference of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, Sharja, U.A.E. October 26-28, 2002.
  • ERC/METU International Conference in Economics: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002.
  • Econometric Society Winter Meetings: 1991, 2000, 2002.
  • Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA): 1996, 1999, 2001.
  • NBER Summer Institute, 2000.
  • European Finance Association (EFA), Helsinki, August 1999.
  • Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET) Conference, Rhodos, Greece, July, 1999.
  • National Symposium of Econometrics and Statistics, Antalya, Turkey, 1999.
  • Conference on “Economic Policy, Economic Performance and the Political Culture,” Tinbergen Institute, 1999.
  • 20th National Congress of the Turkish Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Association, Ankara, June 8-9 1999.
  • PACAP/FMA Finance Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998.
  • Mediterranean Development Forum, Marrakesh, Morocco, 1997.
  • Econometric Society European Meetings Istanbul, 1996.
  • International Symposium on Forecasting, Istanbul, 1996.
  • Southern European Association for Economic Theory (ASSET) - Annual Conference, Istanbul, 1995.
  • Warwick Summer Research Workshop, University of Warwick, July 1995.
  • International Symposium on Privatization, Koç University, 1994.
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Invited Seminar Presentations


  • Koç University (April 1998, February­ 1999, October 2004, December 2011, March 2014)
  • Kadir Has University (March 2014)
  • Istanbul Technical University (March 2003, Dec. 2006, Nov. 2008, Dec. 2009, April 2012, March 2014)
  • Koç University, Macro/Finance/Econometrics Workshop (March 2014)
  • ECARES, Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (December 2013)
  • Goethe University, Frankfurt (October 2012
  • CELPE, University of Salerno (June 2012)
  • Eskişehir Osmangazi University (May 2012)
  • Bilkent University (November 2000, May 2001, December 2004, November 2009, March 2012)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (May 2011)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (May 2011)
  • University of Pennsylvania (September 2003, April 2004, April 2011)
  • Middle East Technical University (December 2001, April 2010)
  • Ege University (March 2010)
  • The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Research Department (November 2007)
  • Marmara University (May 2007)
  • Boğaziçi University (April 1995, December 1998, December 2004, December 2006)
  • University of Bern (December 2005)
  • Yıldız Technical University (November 2005)
  • World Bank Research Department, International Trade Group (July 2004)
  • IMF Research Department (May 2004)
  • Pennsylvania State University (March 2004)
  • University of Maryland (October 2003)
  • Sabancı University (December 2001)
  • Turkish Competition Authority (February 2000)
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Discussion


  • "Turkey Trade Competitiveness Assessment," by J. Reis, D. Taglioni and T. Farole, Workshop on "Turkey’s Trade Dynamics and Potential," Competitiveness Forum, Sabanci University, Istanbul, February 7, 2013.
  • "How to Spend a Windfall: Dealing with Volatility and Capital Scarcity," T.S. van den Bremer and F. van der Ploeg, Conference on "Policy Responses to Commodity Price Movements," IMF and the Central bank of the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul, April 4-7, 2012.
  • "International Transmission of Uncertainty Shocks: The Role of Financial Market Integration," by Hande Küçük, Internal Research Workshop, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara, December 24, 2011
  • "Global Trends in Trade and Turkish Economy" by Faruk Aydın, Hülya Saygılı, Mesut Saygılı, and Gökhan Yılmaz (CBRT), Conference on "Structural Change in International Trade: Global Trends and Turkish Economy," Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul, November 17, 2009
  • “Can FDI Be A Panacea For Unemployment? The Turkish Case" by Mehtap Hisarcıklılar, Derya Gültekin-Karakaş and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı (Istanbul Technical University), Workshop on Labour Markets, Tade and FDI, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, October 1-2, 2009
  • "Constraining and Enhancing Policy Space: The WTO and Adjusting to Globalization," by Chris Milner, University of Nottingham, Beyond the Doha Round Conference, Istanbul, November 7, 2008.
  • "House Prices, Collateral Constraints, and the asymmetric Effect on Consumption," by Nan-Kuang Chen, National Taiwan University, Macroeconomics, Real Estate and Public Policy Workshop, Koç University, Istanbul, July 2-3, 2008.
  • "Information Quality and Stock Returns Revisited," by Frode Brevik and Stefano d’Addona, European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Annual Conference 2006, Madrid, June 28-July 1, 2006.
  • "Turkey: Trade Issues," by S. Togan and E. Taymaz, Turkey: The Way Ahead, Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, Ankara, August 13, 2005.
  • "Tracking the Source of the Decline in GDP Volatility: An Analysis of the Automobile Industry" by Valery Ramey and Daniel Vine, First ECB/IMOP Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics, Hydra, Greece, 23-24 May 2003.
  • "Endogenous Pricing to Market and Financing Costs," by Joshua Aizenman, Econometric Society Winter Meetings, Boston, January 2002.
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Conference Presentations – Non-Academic


  • "Turkish-EU Relations: Customs Union, Free Trade Agreement and Beyond" Yapi Kredi and Unicredit & Universities Workshop on "European Union and Turkey: Prospects and Challenges," September 29, 2014, Koç University
  • "Trading up to High Income," World Bank Turkey Country Economic Memorandum Report Launch Conference, Ankara, May 23, 2014.
  • "Corporate Governance: Lessons from the Global Crisis and the Turkish Experience,” Graduate School of Business, Koç University, Istanbul, December 13, 2013 (chair).
  • Republican People’s Party (CHP) Workshop on “Growth, Income Distribution and Economic Policy in the Age of Globalization,” Istanbul, December 8, 2013.
  • “Global Trends in International Trade and Turkey’s Export Targets," the Fifth Izmir Economics Congress: The Turkish Economy in the Light of Global Economic Restructuring, Izmir, 30 Oct -1 Nov 2013.
  • “Next Stage? Turkey's Strategy to Maintain Sustainable Growth,” Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum, Turkey 2013, Istanbul, 8-9 May 2013.
  • "Turkish Experience with Private Equity," Graduate School of Business, Koç University, Istanbul, April 5, 2013, (Panel Chair).
  • "Trends in Global Savings and the Restructuring of the Turkish Economy" Conference, İktisadi Araştırmalar Vakfı (Economic Research Foundation), Istanbul, November 28, 2012.
  • Workshop on "Current Account Deficit and Industrial Policy Nexus," Sabanci University-TUSIAD Competitiveness Forum Conference, Istanbul, May 16, 2012.
  • "Uluslararası Üretim Zincirlerinde Dönüşüm ve Türkiye'nin Konumu," Conference, Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Conference, Istanbul, March 2, 2012.
  • GLODEM Panel, "Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis and Global Implications," Koç University, December 12, 2011.
  • Koç University-Kyoto University International Symposium on "Innovative and Sustainable Development," Istanbul, September 7-9, 2011.
  • "The Interface between World Trading System and Global Issues: Challenges for the TWO, Turkey and the European Union," Yeditepe University and the Economic Development Foundation, May 14-15, 2010.
  • "Financial Risk" Conference, Risk Managers Association and Oliver Vyman, June 3, 2009.
  • "Türkiye için Yeni bir Ekonomik Büyüme Modeli (A New Economic Growth Model for Turkey)" Symposium, Young Businessmen Association of Turkey (TUGIAD), May 26, 2009.
  • "Dağılamayan Gelir, Küresel Kriz ve Türkiye (Undistributable Income, Global Crisis and Turkey)," Marmara University, May 21, 2009.
  • "Durgunluğun Küresel Boyutta Yayılma Eğilimi," TUSIAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum Conference, April 30, 2009.
  • "Krizin Dünyada ve Türkiye’de Dış Ticarete Etkileri (The Impact of Financial Crisis on International Trade Flows)," Istanbul Chamber of Industry Conference, March 10, 2009.
  • "The Turkish Economy in the Wake of Global Economic Slowdown," TUSIAD- CEPII (Centre d’études Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales) Conference, Paris, November 14, 2008.
  • "Siyasi İstikrar ve Ekonomik Yansımaları, (Political Stability and Economic Implications)," TUSIAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum Conference, October 23, 2008.
  • "Sustaining High Growth in the Context of Turkey: Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) and Country Partnership Strategy (CPS)," The World Bank and Undersecretariat of Treasury Conference, 25 April 2008, Ankara.
  • "İşgücü, Gelir, Harcama ve Yoksulluk Açısından Türkiye'de Hanehalkı,” (An Assesment of Households in Turkey: Labour, Income, Expenditure and Poverty)," Panel Chair, TUSIAD, Turkish Central Bank and TUSIAD-Koc University Economic Research Forum, 21 Mart 2008, Ankara.
  • "Türkiye’nin Üretim ve Dış Ticaret Yapısında Dönüşüm, (The Transformation in Turkey's Production and Foreign Trade Structure)," TUSIAD, TCMB ve EAF Konferans (A Conference by TUSIAD, Turkish Central Bank and TUSIAD-Koc University Economic Research Forum), 28 Şubat 2008, Istanbul.
  • "Türkiye Ekonomisi için Sürdürülebilir Büyüme Stratejileri," (Sustainable Growth Strategies for Turkey), TUSIAD Conference, 4 Aralık 2007 Ankara.
  • "Otomotiv ve Yan Sanayii Sempozyumu” (X. Symposium on Automotive and Parts Industry)," Makina Mühendisleri Odası, May 25-26, 2007, Bursa.
  • "Finansal Küreselleşme: Sırada Ne Var? (Financial Globalization: What is Next?)," TUSIAD-Koc University Economic Research Forum Conference, December 20, 2006, Istanbul.
  • IV. KOBİ Zirvesi, (IV. SME Summit) Tösyov, December 14, 2006, Istanbul.
  • "Global FDI Movements: Myths and Facts," Koç University Graduate School of Business and Internatinal Investors’ Association (YASED), March 2006, Istanbul.
  • "Türkiye Ekonomisi için Sürdürülebilir Büyüme Stratejileri, (Sustainable Growth Strategies For Turkey)" Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Conference, June 17, 2005, Istanbul.
  • Conference on "The Turkish Economy at the Crossroads: Critical Perspectives on the 2000-2001 Crises in Turkey," Koc University, September 27, 2002.
  • Conference on "Learning to Live with Volatile Capital Movements and Contagion – An Emerging Market Perspective: Turkey," Bogazici University, 1999.
  • Conference on "Stabilization in an Emerging Market: The Case of Turkey," Bogazici University, 1998.
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