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Curriculum Vitae as of April 2013
Senior Economist, Swiss National Bank, International Trade and Capital Flows, 2012-present.
Lecturer, University of Zurich, Department of Economics, 2008-present.
University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
Ph.D. in Economics, 2003.
Dissertation Title: Essays on Optimal Interest Rates.
Dissertation Advisor: Professor Narayana Kocherlakota.
M.A. in Economics with a Minor in Mathematics, 2001.
Boğaziši University, Istanbul, Turkey
M.A. studies in Economics without obtaining the degree, 1995-1997.
B.S. in Mathematics, 1995.
Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Research Department, Spring 2012.
Economist, Swiss National Bank, International Trade and Capital Flows, 2010-2011.
Economist, Swiss National Bank, International Research and Technical Assistance, 2004-2010.
Lecturer, Study Center Gerzensee, Foundation of the Swiss National Bank, 2003-2007.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Zurich, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, 2004-2007.
External Consultant, Swiss National Bank, International Research and Technical Assistance Division, 2003-2004.
Instructor, University of Minnesota, Department of Economics, 1999-2003.
Visiting Scholar, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Research Department, 1999.
Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Department of Economics, 1998-1999.
Research Assistant, Koš University, Department of Economics, 1996-1997.
Teaching Assistant, Boğaziši University, Department of Mathematics, 1995-1997.
Honors and Awards
Foreign Student Tuition Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 2003.
International Student Work Opportunity Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 2002-2003.
Distinguished Instructor Award, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota. Received this award six times during 1999-2003.
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, 1999.
Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1997-1998.
Graduate School Scholarship, Boğaziši University, 1995-1997.
International Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics, Public Economics.
"Systemic Risk in Europe due to Foreign Currency Loans", Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis Review, forthcoming.
"Information Asymmetry and Foreign Currency Borrowing by Small Firsm", Comparative Economic Studies, forthcoming, joint with M. Brown and S. Ongena.
ôForeign Currency Borrowing by Small Firms in Transition Countries,ö Journal of Financial Intermediation, July 2011, joint with M. Brown and S. Ongena.
ôWho Needs Credit and Who Gets Credit in Eastern Europe,ö Economic Policy, January 2011, Issue 65, joint with M. Brown, S. Ongena, and A. Popov.
"The Recent Behaviour of Financial Market Volatility," BIS Paper, No. 29, August 2006, Bank for International Settlements, joint with F. Panetta, P. Angelini, A. Levy, G. Grande, R. Perli, S. Gerlach, S. Ramaswamy, M. Scatigna, also published as Banca d'Italia Occasional Paper, No. 2, August 2006.
"Merchanting and Current Account Balances", Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper, No. 140, joint with E. Beusch, B. Doebeli and A. Fischer, 2013.
"Financing Government Expenditures Optimally," Study Center Gerzensee Working Paper 06.01, 2006.
"Tax Collection Costs, Tax Evasion and Optimal Interest Rates," Study Center Gerzensee Working Paper 04.02, 2004 (revise and resubmit to the Journal of Monetary Economics).
Research in Progress
"Capital Flows and the Swiss franc"
"Current Account of Switzerland", joint with Andreas Fischer and Jessica Leutert
"Predictive Power of the State-of-the-art Exchange Rate Models"
"Tax Evasion as a Coordination Failures"
Teaching Monetary Macroeconomics, and advising students on their diploma theses.
Taught topics in monetary economics, monetary policy, financial economics, and macroeconomics for the Central Bankers Courses, and introductory mathematics classes for the Beginning Doctoral Program in Economics. Have also been involved in the planning and administrative part of the courses.
Instructor, Department of Economics, 1999-2003.
Courses taught include Macroeconomic Policy, Money and Banking, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Principles of Econometrics.
Supervised undergraduate students, mainly seniors, on independent and directed studies.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, 1998-1999.
Led recitation sections in Principles of Microeconomics.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, 1995-1997.
Led recitation sections for the undergraduate courses Calculus I, Calculus II, Real Analysis, and Linear Algebra.
Reviewer: Harcourt College Publishers, for the textbook Introductory Econometrics with Applications by Ramu Ramanathan, 2002.
Referee: Journal of Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Empirical Finance, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Comparative Economic Studies.
Sixth Annual SNB-NBP Joint Conference, Challenges for Central Banks during the Current Global Crisis, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2009.
Fourth Annual SNB-NBP Joint Conference, Financial Systems and Monetary Policy, Study Center Gerzensee, Switzerland, May 2007.
Articles in Newspapers
Interview with Sergio Rebelo: International Macroeconomics, Newsletter 06.08, Study Center Gerzensee, August 2006.
Interview with Jordi Gali, Newsletter 06.01, Study Center Gerzensee, January 2006.
Native speaker of Turkish, fluent in English and German, basic knowledge of Spanish.
Maiden name: Tutuş.