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PhD in Economics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC                                                                                                          2012
M.A. in Economics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC                                                                                                        2008
M.A. in Economics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey                                                                                                               2005
B.A. in Economics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey                                                                                                                2002

Ph.D. Coursework: Macroeconomics (3), Microeconomics (2), Statistics, Econometrics (2), 
Computational Macroeconomics, Growth Economics, Macro-metrics, Micro-metrics,
Industrial Organizations, International Finance (2) 

Dissertation title: "Essays on Banking and International Finance"

Advisers: Martin D.D. Evans, Dale W. Henderson, and Behzad Diba

Research Interests: Banking, International Finance, Energy Economics, Econometrics


Wellington Management Company, Boston,  MA
Emerging Market Credit Analyst                                                                                                                                      
• Fixed income analyst for the ELD book.
• Quantitative trading strategist for local debt markets.
• Fundamental research for a group of twenty countries.

International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C.
Consultant, IMF Institute                                                                                                                                                            
• Work in teams towards preparation of courses and country case studies, develop new and 
innovative curriculum to better meet client expectations.
• Conduct in-depth econometric analyses using various parametric and nonparametric methods, including
time series, panel data, non-stationary error-components, bootstrapping, and others.
• Provide research support by collecting, aggregating, and summarizing data from various databases
including Bloomberg, Haver, DeaLogic, and BankScope.
Research Assistant, IMF Institute                                                                                                                                                      2010
• Co-authored research paper with R. Arezki and K. Hamilton (World Bank) on the role of political
institutions in effectiveness of fiscal policy in commodity exporting countries, analyzing presence of
resource curse in the short and long-run using non-stationary panel data techniques.
Summer Intern, Asia Pacific Department                                                                                                              Summer 2008
• Authored research paper on the information content of plain-vanilla swap spreads, under the
supervision of Charles Kramer, comparing the ability of bond yield spreads and swap spreads in
predicting economic recessions and growth.
Consultant to David Coe, Asia Pacific Department                                                                                                  2007-2008
•Used STATA and Excel to assemble large panel database for a study on international R&D spillovers 
and institutions, co-authored with Professor Elhanan Helpman (Harvard).

Economic Research Forum, IMF, and Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.
Research Assistant                                                                                                                                                                              2010-2011                                                        
• Formulated and programmed DGE models for a research paper modeling the impact of government
spending on sustainability of fiscal policy in non-renewable resource-rich countries.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Washington, D.C.
Consultant to Elhanan Helpman                                                                                                                                                        2009
• Provided data support for a paper by E. Helpman, D. Coe, and A. Hoffmaister.

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Head of Research Team at Center for Economics and Econometrics                                                        2004-2005
• Supervised research teams conducting studies on various economic issues.
• Co-authored papers with C.E. Alper and others on the Turkish government securities market.

    Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University: Micro Principles,                                                                                     2005-2010                                Macroeconomics, International Finance, Statistics and Econometrics 
    Instructor, Georgetown University: Intermediate Macroeconomics                                                                     Summer 2011  
    Instructor, Georgetown University: Economical Statistics                                                                                         Summer 2009 
    Instructor, Bogazici University: Graduate level Statistics                                                                                           Summer 2007 
    Instructor, Bogazici University: Graduate level Econometrics,                                                                                2004-2005       Microeconomics, and Statistics