Call for Papers for the Conference on the Economics of Health, Education, and Worker Productivity
The first Conference on the Economics of Health, Education and Worker Productivity, organized by Koc University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum (ERF) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 16-17, 2015. The conference will bring together researchers and policy analysts who are engaged in empirical microeconomic research on issues related to health, education, labor productivity, employment, social security, illegal behavior, and related topics in the context of Turkey, using Turkish data.
The guest editor is Naci Mocan from Louisiana State University and NBER. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please send a copy in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13, 2015.
Call for Papers
The Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia organizes the 1st International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF), which will be held at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece on April 6-7, 2015. The aim is to bring together academics, young scholars, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students working on applied theory, macro and empirical finance. Selected papers will be included in a special issue of Economic Modelling. The registration fee is € 150 and includes coffee breaks, two lunches and meeting material.
ERF Conference: Policy Analysis in the Post Great Recession Era
Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum (ERF), The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF), and Central European University (CEU) organized a conference titled “Policy Analysis in the Post Great Recession Era” on October 16-17, 2014 at InterContinental İstanbul, Taksim.
The conference focused on policy choices in the aftermath of the Great Recession. It examined the issues both from the perspective of developed and emerging economies. From the viewpoint of developed economies, the conference discussed the implications of forward guidance in monetary policy as well as fiscal policy issues. The conference also injected a historical and institutionalist perspective in the policy discussion by examining the implications of cultural differences in the EU as well as the historical experience of financial crises. Finally, the conference provided empirical evidence regarding key policy choices facing emerging economies in terms of the effects of capital controls and the derivation of an index of financial conditions.
ERF Conference: Labour Market Institutions, Policies, and Performance: Flexibility and Security in Turkey
Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum (ERF) organized the launch of ERF Research Report titled “Labour Market Institutions, Policies, and Performance: Flexibility and Security in Turkey” on May 23, 2014, Friday at TÜSİAD Headquarters, Tepebaşı-Istanbul.
ERF Research Report
ERF Research Report No. 1401 by Anil Duman titled “Labour Market Institutions, Policies, and Performance: Flexibility and Security in Turkey” is published on our website.
ERF Conference: Tax Design in Middle Income Countries
Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum (ERF), Central European University (CEU), and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) organized the launch of ERF Research Report titled “Tax Design in Turkey and Other Middle Income Countries: Lessons from the Mirrlees Review” on March 7, 2014, Friday between 09:00 – 13:00 at Central European University, Budapest-Hungary.
The ERF Research Report identifies the main issues in designing and analyzing tax policy in Turkey and other middle income countries in the 21st century. Drawing on the findings of the Report, other IFS research, and the views of leading experts on tax and social security of Eastern European Countries, this event set out some of the main issues in designing and analyzing tax policy in middle income countries.
Conference - The World Bank Report: Good Jobs in Turkey
Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum (ERF), the World Bank, BETAM, and the Ministry of Development organized jointly the Launch of World Bank Report titled “Good Jobs in Turkey” on January 24, 2014, Friday at Bahcesehir University, B Conference Hall, Besiktas, Istanbul.
ERF Monthly Report
Real activity and GDP growth in the US are among the most watched indicators in global markets. The state of the US economy has ramifications for the conduct of monetary policy and financial markets in both developed and emerging economies. In a new initiative, the KU-TUSIAD ERF will provide regular probability assessments of the future state of the US economy based on a model of heterogeneous regime shifts developed by Cem Çakmaklı, Richard Paap, and Dick Van Dijk in a 2013 Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control article titled “Measuring and predicting heterogeneous recessions”.
US Recession Probabilities Report (August 2014)
"The State of Property Development in Turkey: Facts and Comparisons": Seda Demiralp, Selva Demiralp, and İnci Gümüş, Working Paper No. 1503
"Determinants of Transitions across Formal/Informal Sectors in Egypt": Aysit Tansel and Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir, Working Paper No. 1502
"Resale in Second-Price Auctions with Costly Participation": Gorkem Celik and Okan Yilankaya, Working Paper No. 1501
"The Rational Islamic Actor? Evidence from Islamic Banking":Seda Demiralp and Selva Demiralp, Working Paper No. 1425
"The Impact of Education on Wages: Analysis of an Education Reform in Turkey": Leyla Mocan, Working Paper No. 1424
Latest Update ( 02.13.2015 )