Research Seminars


Research Seminars

The ISCB organizes research seminars on a variety of topics in economics and finance with a technical focus. These seminars can also cover policy oriented presentations.

Please contact if you wish to attend to these seminars.

List of Research Seminars:

  • Cem Demiroğlu (Koç University), “Bond Trade Transparency and the Informational Role of Credit Ratings”, 17 February 2017
  • Şirin Saraçoğlu (Middle East Technical University),“Participation of Turkey in Global Value Chains: An Analysis Based on World Input Output Database”, 8 February 2017
  • İlknur Zer Boudet (Federal Reserve Board),"Learning from History: Volatility and Financial Crises", 2 June 2016 
  • Cem Çakmaklı (Koç University),"Modeling and Estimation of the Synchronization in Size-sorted Portfolios", 13 May 2016 
  • Berrak Bahadır (Özyeğin University),"The Macroeconomic Effects of Remittances", 12 May 2016
  • Özlem Akın (Özyeğin University),"Anticipating the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Insider Trading in Banks?", 3 May 2016 
  • Mehmet Ali Soytaş (Özyeğin University),"What is the Source of Intergenerational Correlation in Earnings?", 22 April 2016 
  • Sina Ateş (Federal Reserve Board),"Fewer but Better: Sudden Stops, Firm Entry, and Financial Selection", 14 April 2016 
  • Pierpaolo Benigno (LUISS - Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli),“Dynamic Debt Deleveraging and Optimal Monetary Policy”, 12 April 2016 
  • Dimitrios Tsomocos (Oxford University),“Debt, Recovery Rates and the Greek Dilemma”, 5 April 2016 
  • Orhan Erdem (İstanbul Bilgi University),“Piety, Politics, and Portfolio Selection”, 30 March 2016 
  • Canan Yıldırım (Kadir Has University),“Bank Value and Geographic Diversification: Regional vs Global”, 10 March 2016
  • Fatih Tuluk (Washington University in St.Louis),“Shadow Banking, Capital Requirements and Monetary Policy”, 7 March 2016
  • Remzi Kaygusuz (Sabancı University),“Childcare Subsidies and Household Labor Supply”, 3 March 2016
  • Murat Yülek (Istanbul Commerce University),“Readapting Macroeconomic Management to a Globalized Economy: How to Handle the Accountability on the Current Account Balance”, 16 February 2016
  • G. Kemal Özhan (University of Washington),“Financial Intermediation, Resource Allocation, and Macroeconomic Interdependence”, 11 February 2016
  • Michael Funke (University of Hamburg),“Monetary Policy Transmission in China: A DSGE Model with Parallel Shadow Banking and Interest Rate Control”, 10 February 2016
  • Kiyohiko Nishimura (University of Tokyo),“Three Seismic Shifts in the Global Economy and Policy Challenges Ahead of Us”, 27 January 2016
  • Orhan Torul (Boğaziçi University),“Intergenerational Educational Mobility in Turkey”, 2 December 2015
  • Kamil Yılmaz (Koç University),“How Connected is the Global Sovereign Credit Risk”, 1 December 2015
  • Pablo D’Erasmo (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia),“Capital Requirements in a Quantitative Model of Banking Industry Dynamics”, 18 November 2015
  • Güneş Kamber (Reserve Bank of New Zealand),“A Reliable Output Gap that Reflects Policymakers’ Beliefs”, 10 November 2015
  • Gylfi Zoega (University of Iceland),“European Integration and the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle”, 2 October 2015
  • Cihan Uzmanoğlu (Binghamton University SUNY),“Credit Default Swaps, Strategic Behavior, and Corporate Bond Credit”, 20 August 2015
  • Gazi Ishak Kara (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System),“Bank regulation under fire sale externalities”, 4 August 2015
  • Miguel León Ledesma (University of Kent),“Fundamental shock selection in DSGE models”, 19 June 2015
  • Emrah Şener (Özyeğin University),“Predictability of Emerging Market Local Currency Bond Risk Premia”, 17 June 2015
  • Serdar Özkan (University of Toronto),“What do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Reveal about Life-Cycle Earning Risk?”, 11 June 2015
  • Yun Zhu (St. John's University),“The Impact of Political Uncertainty on Institutional Ownership”, 27 May 2015
  • Asad Zaman (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics),“The Iceland Plan for Monetary Reform”, 25 April 2015
  • Hakkı Yazıcı (Sabancı University),“Idiosyncratic Risk and Skill Premium”, 13 April 2015
  • Peter McAdam (European Central Bank),“Endogenous Labor Share Cycles: Theory and Evidence”, 7 April 2015
  • Ahmet Akyol (York University),“Self-Employment Earnings in the Presence of Limited Liability and Occupational Choice”, 23 March 2015
  • Fatih Yılmaz (ADA University),“VAT Treatment of Financial Institutions: Implications for the Real Economy”, 9 March 2015
  • Sina Ateş (University of Pennsylvania),"Beyond Cash: Venture Capital, Firm Dynamics, and Economic Growth", 2 March 2015
  • Loris Rubini (Universidad Catolica de Chile),"Trade Costs and Markups", 10 February 2015
  • François Velde (Chicago FED),"The Descent of Central Banks (1400-1815)", 6 February 2015
  • Selva Baziki (Uppsala University),“Import Competition and Technological Changes: Mobility of Workers and Firms”, 4 February 2015


Visiting Programs

The ISCB aims to help further promote prominent research in economics and finance by inviting scholars from around the world that complement the expertise of the CBRT’s researchers through its Visiting Programs. These visits are part of the research effort at the CBRT as they provide a forum for the CBRT staff and their peers at related institutions and at academia to exchange ideas.

The ISCB hosts scholars from universities and other institutions for one-time periods or on an on-going basis for a few days a week. The duration and the terms of the programs may vary depending on the specifics of the visit.

Please contact for further details.

List of Visitors:

  • Şirin Saraçoğlu (Middle East Technical University), Macroeconomics, International Development, Trade and Growth
  • Kiyohiko G. Nishumura (University of Tokyo and Former Deputy Governor of Bank of Japan), Post-Crisis Central Bank Policy – from the (Former) Practitioner’s Perspective, Non-Traditional Formulation of Behavior under Uncertainty and Its Practical Applications, Property Prices and Macroeconomics
  • İnci Gümüş (Sabancı University), International Macroeconomics, International Finance
  • Micheal Funke (Hamburg University), Macroeconomics, Quantitative Economic Policy
  • Pierpaolo Benigno (LUISS Guido Carli), Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, International Finance
  • Mehmet Ali Soytaş (Özyeğin University), Econometrics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics.
  • Berrak Bahadır (Özyeğin University), Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Frictions, International Finance
  • Cem Çakmaklı (University of Amsterdam), Bayesian Analysis, Time-series Econometrics, Computational Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Empirical Macroeconomics
  • İlknur Zer Boudet (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), International Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Risk Management
  • Murat Taşçı (Cleveland FED), Macroeconomics and Labor Markets
  • Hakkı Yazıcı (Sabancı University), Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Applied Theory
  • Ahmet Akyol (York University), Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Labor Economics
  • Hakkı Yazıcı (Sabancı University), Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Applied Theory
  • Murat Taşçı (Cleveland FED), Macroeconomics and Labor Markets
  • Miguel Leon-Ledesma (University of Kent), Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Applied Econometrics
  • Tanju Yorulmazer (University of Amsterdam), Financial Economics, Financial Institutions, Banking, Liquidity
  • Yıldıray Yıldırım (Baruch College, CUNY), Real Estate, Prepayment Modeling and Valuation of MBS, Securitization, Inflation Modelling, Credit Risk
  • Gazi Kara (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), International Finance, Macroeconomics, Financial Markets
  • Cihan Uzmanoğlu (Binghamton University SUNY), Credit Risk, Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Ali Çoşkun (Boğaziçi University), Voluntary and Mandatory Company Disclosures, Earnings and Cash Flows Management, Fund Investment Strategies, Executive Compensation
  • Orhan Torul (Boğaziçi University), Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Computational Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics
  • Cem Çakmaklı (University of Amsterdam), Bayesian Analysis, Time-series Econometrics, Computational Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Empirical Macroeconomics
  • Mehmet Özsoy (Özyeğin University), Financial Economics, Asset Pricing, Macro-Finance, Financial Intermediation
  • Didem Tüzemen (Kansas City FED), Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Development
  • Mehmet Ali Soytaş (Özyeğin University), Econometrics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics.
  • Asad Zaman, (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics), Econometrics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Pablo D’Erasmo (Philadelphia FED) International Macroeconomics, Computational Economics, Banking Dynamics, Macroeconomics of Heterogeneous Agents
  • Abdurrahman Aydemir (Sabancı University), Labor Economics, Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Juan Pablo Nicolini (Minneapolis FED), Optimal Monetary Policy, Inflation, Taxation      
  • Mark Aguiar (Princeton University), Macroeconomics, Soverign Debt, Time Allocation
  • Tony Smith (Yale University), Taxation, Earning Dynamics, Quantitative Economics, Heterogenous Agents
  • Nihal Bayraktar (Penn State at Harrisburgh), Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Private and Public Investment
  • Burhanettin Kuruşçu (University of Toronto), Macroeconomics, Taxation, Human Capital, Wage Distribution
  • Bülent Güler (Indiana University Bloomington), Macroeconomics, Housing Markets and Labor Markets
  • Juan Carlos Hatchondo (Indiana University Bloomington and Richmond Fed), International Macro, Sovereign Defaults, and Asset Pricing
  • Kerem Coşar (University of Chicago), International Trade, International Macro, Macroeconomics
  • Jim Feigenbaum (Utah State), Lifecycle and Behavioral Economics
  • Robert Tetlow (FED Board), Monetary Theory and Policy, Model Uncertainty Robust Control, Learning, Computational Economics, Macroeconomic Modeling
  • Ayşegül Şahin (NY FED), Macroeconomics, Labor Economics
  • Stefano Eusepi (NY FED), Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics and Learning, Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Gönül Çolak (Formerly Florida State University), Equity Offerings, Corporate Restructuring, Political Uncertainty, Financial Econometrics
  • Peter Rupert (University of California at Santa Barbara), Macroeconomics, International Economics, Institutional Economics, Labor Economics, Monetary Theory, Public Economics
  • Vincenzo Quadrini (University of Southern California), Macroeconomics, Heterogenous Agents, Financial Market Imperfections
  • Julian Di Giovanni (UPF), Macroeconomics and International Trade
  • Canan Yıldırım, (Kadir Has University), Financial Institutions, Turkish Banking System
  • İnci Gümüş (Sabancı University), International Macroeconomics, International FinanceJuan Pablo Nicolini, (Minneapolis Fed), Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics, Taxation
  • Loris Rubini (University of Carlos III), Macroeconomics, International Trade
  • Kerem Coşar (University of Chicago), International Trade, Economic Geograpy and Development
  • Livio Stracca (European Central Bank), Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • Hamza Ali Malik (State Bank of Pakistan), Monetary Theory and Policy