Internatiğnal Conference on Sustainable Growth Strategies for Turkey – 17 June 2005



TÜSİAD-KOÇ UNIVERSITY
ECONOMIC RESEARCH FORUM

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR TURKEY

17 June 2005, Friday


08:30-09:00  Registration

09:00-09:40  Opening Remarks

Ömer Sabancı- Chairman, TÜSİAD Board of Directors; Co-chairman, TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum

Attila Aşkar- President, Koç University; Co-chairman, TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum

Faik Öztrak- Director, TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum

Abdüllatif Şener- Minister of State and Deputy Prime Minister

09:40-10:20  Inaugural Speeches

Ahmet Tıktık- Undersecretary, State Planning Organization

Süreyya Serdengeçti- Governor, The Central Bank of Turkey

10:20-10:50  Keynote Address

Daron Acemoğlu- “Political Regimes, Institutions, and Growth”, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, M.I.T.

10:50-11:00   Q & A

11:00-11:15  Coffee Break

11:15-12:15          SESSION 1: SUSTAINABLE GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR TURKEY

Chairman:

Ömer Aras- Chairman of the Economic and Financial Affairs Commission, TÜSİAD

Speakers:

Kamil Yılmaz- “Growth Dynamics in Turkey” Associate Professor of Economics, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koç University

Lütfi Elvan- “The Importance of Regional Policies for a Faster Growth” Deputy Undersecretary, State Planning Organization

Şeref Saygılı- “Growth and Education”, Chief Expert, Research Department, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency

Cihan Yalçın- “The Role of Financial Structure and Financial Deepening on Economic Growth: Firm Level Evidence”, Economist, Research Department, The Central Bank of Turkey

12:15-12:30  Q & A

12:30-14:15  Lunch

Guest Speaker:

Jean-Phillippe Cotis- Chief Economist, Head of the Economics Department, OECD

14:15-15:15  SESSION 2: GROWTH STRATEGIES: A REAPPRAISAL

Chairman:

Ziya Öniş- Professor of International Political Economy, Koç University

Speakers:

Marcus Noland- “Growth Strategies and Industrial Policy”, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics

Mario Pezzini- “Regional Development Policies: Lessons Learnt from OECD Member Countries”, Head of the Territorial Reviews and Governance Division, OECD

Stijn Claessens- “The Role of Finance in Fostering Sustainable Growth”, Professor of International Finance, University of Amsterdam, Senior Adviser, Operations and Policy Department, Financial Sector Vice-Presidency, The World Bank

15:15-16:00  Q & A