Selva Demiralp received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 2000. Prior to joining Koç University in 2005, she worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was promoted to associate professorship in 2008 and professorship in 2017. From 2016 onwards she is the director of Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum. Dr. Demiralp’s research is in monetary and macroeconomic policy and applied econometrics. She focuses on policy oriented research questions, particularly in the area of central banking. Over the past decade, Demiralp had extensive interactions with several central banks including the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and the Central Bank of Türkiye. She worked as a consultant for the ECB. Between 2013-2019 she wrote weekly articles for Milliyet, which is one of the major Turkish newspapers.
Demiralp received highly competitive grants for her research on monetary policy including Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, TUBA (Turkish Academy of Science) Distinguished Young Scientist Award (GEBIP) as well as numerous grants from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK). Demiralp’s research has been published in leading economic journals including the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.