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Young economist with a deep interest in macro-financial developments. Currently a teaching and research assistant at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). MRes at UPF & MSc. at Barcelona GSE & Bachelor’s at the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Strong quantitative and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated experience in conducting research in macroeconomics.

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December 2019
@Ciutadella Campus, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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About Me

Young economist with a deep interest in macro-financial developments. Currently a teaching and research assistant at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). MRes at UPF & MSc. at Barcelona GSE & Bachelor’s at the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Strong quantitative and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated experience in conducting research in macroeconomics.

I did internships in top-tier institutions in my home country, including the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey and worked as the teaching assistant of several courses. I occupy myself with occasionally writing articles on economic developments in Turkey and worldwide, and publishing them in my blog. 

Education

2019-2020
Master of Research in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Master's Thesis "Evidence On The Cyclicality Of Higher-Order Moments"

2018-2019
Master's Degree in Economics and Finance, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Student in the Advanced Track - an intensive postgraduate program equivalent to the first year of a PhD in Economics. Part of the team of the top-ranked Master Project: "An Empirical Framework: Financial Globalization and Threshold Effects"

2013-2018
Major in Economics & Minor in Industrial Engineering, Boğaziçi University

High Honours Student with a final ranking in the top ten per cent. Academic record includes mathematics, econometrics and macroeconomics at advanced level.

 

Work Experience

Research Assistant
September 2020 - Current

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics

Teaching Assistant
September 2018 - Current

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics

Courses taught include Macroeconomics I at Barcelona GSE at graduate level, Probability and StatisticsAdvanced Macroeconomics I, Advanced Macroeconomics II, Introduction to Macroeconomics and Financial Economics at undergraduate level. 

Holding seminars weekly, preparation of problem sets, grading.

Consultant Intern
March 2018 - August 2018

 Prometeia - Italian Risk Management Consulting Firm

Assisting in risk management projects; doing research on the Turkish banking system

Teaching Assistant
September 2016 - June 2018

Boğaziçi University - Department of Economics

Former teaching assistant of four courses Money, Banking and Financial Institutions, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics.

Research Internship
2017 Summer

Yatırım Finansman - Oldest Brokerage House in Turkey

Working with a team specialized in conducting macroeconomic research. A report I had written during my Research internship on Germany-Turkey relations can be found in my blog.

Risk Management Internship
2016 Summer

Industrial Development Bank of Turkey, Turkey's First and Largest Investment Bank

Assisting in market risk analysis. Experiencing the work atmosphere of investment banking.

"inbetween classes" @Natuk Birkan Building, Boğaziçi University

"Fall Semester", November 2016 
@Natuk Birkan Building, Boğaziçi University South Campus