After graduating from Istanbul Technical University, Zümrüt İmamoğlu received her Master degree in Economics from Boğaziçi University and completed her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been serving as Chief Economist of TUSIAD since June 2015. Prior to TÜSİAD she was Research Associate at Bahçeşehir University Economic and Social Research Center (Betam). She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Bahçeşehir University and Kadir Has University. Her main areas of research are Macroeconomics and International Economics. Besides her academic work, she has contributed to policy notes and reports for both the private sector and public sector policy-makers. She has been a commentator at various media platforms such as BloombergHT and CNBC-e.