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Established in 2004 as a non-profit and non-partisan organization, Koç University - TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum is devoted to promoting independent and objective analysis on economic growth and discussing the implications of different economic policy options.

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Koç University-TÜSİAD
Economic Research Forum
Rumelifeneri Yolu 34450 Sarıyer-Istanbul 
     
Phone: (0-212) 338 18 34
Fax: (0-212) 338 18 37
e-mail: eaf@ku.edu.tr 
      

Welcome to ERF

    

Conference Photographs  

New Books of Interest

Labour Market Institutions, Policies, and Performance: Flexibility and Security in Turkey

Anil Duman

Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses 

by Stijn Claessens, Ayhan Kose, Luc Laeven, and Fabian Valencia

Innovation, Globalization and Firm Dynamics: Lessons for Enterprise Policy

by Anna M. Ferragina, Erol Taymaz, Kamil Yılmaz

Tax Design in Turkey and Other Middle Income Countries: Lessons from the Mirrlees Review  

by Laura Abramovsky, Paul Johnson, and David Phillips  

External Vulnerability and Crises: The Role of Capital Flows and Sudden Reversal - The Case of Turkey   

by Monika Blaszkiewicz- Schwartzman and Sumru Öz

 Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis 

by Sumru G. Altuğ

 

 

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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. 
   

Conference web page

 

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.  

Program

 

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.

Presentations

 

Call for Papers: Savings and the Current Account Deficit in Turkey

The Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum (ERF) initiates a new program to support research on the Turkish economy. To begin, it seeks novel academic research on the theme of savings and the current account deficit in Turkey. Accepted manuscripts will eventually be published as an edited volume by the ERF.

Please follow the link below for further details.

Savings and the Current Account Deficit in Turkey 

 

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.

Program

 

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 (June 2014) 

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ERF Seminar -  Turkey: Navigating the Road to Sustainable Growth  

Sena Eken, Former Assistant Director at the IMF, and Emre Deliveli, columnist for Hürriyet Daily News & Economics Review, gave a seminar titled "Turkey: Navigating the Road to Sustainable Growth" on December 5, 2013 Thursday at Student Senate Meeting Room, Koç University Student Center 1st Floor, Sarıyer -Istanbul. 

Presentations

 

New Working Papers

"Current Account Deficit in Turkey: Cyclical or Structural?": Hakan Kara, and Cagri Sarikaya, Working Paper No. 1420

"Wage Inequality and Wage Mobility in Turkey": Aysit Tansel, Basak Dalgic, and Aytekin Guven, Working Paper No. 1419

"The Redistributional Consequences of Tax Reform Under Financial Integration”: Ayse Kabukcuoglu, Working Paper No. 1418

"Defining and Measuring Informality in the Turkish Labor Market”: Elif Oznur Acar and Aysit Tansel, Working Paper No. 1417

"Reserve Requirements, Liquidity Risk and Credit Growth": Koray Alper, Mahir Binici, Selva Demiralp, Hakan Kara, and Pinar Ozlu, Working Paper No. 1416

 

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Latest Update ( 10.20.2014 )