Selva Demiralp

Selva Demiralp



  • Turkey’s and World’s Economic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Policies and Effects on Financial Markets
  • Monetary Policy, Price Stability and Inflation
  • Central Banking: An Evaluation of Fed’s, ECB’s and TCMB’s Policies

What she offers

As a former Federal Reserve economist and the current chair of the Economics Department at Koc University, Prof. Demiralp aims to provide a bridge  between academia and financial markets. Her area of expertise is monetary policy and central banking. She focuses on the effects of monetary policy decision on financial markets and the real economy. Her academic work on the Fed, ECB, and CBRT allows her to provide an alternative perspective in interpreting current monetary policiy developments.

How she presents

Thanks to a long teaching career at Koç University as well as her experience as a columnist and a commentator for major news networks, Prof. Demiralp can explain economic developments very clearly in layman terms. She  often incorporates the implications of her academic research in her commentaries on current events. This way she harmonizes recent academic work with daily developments.

Selva Demiralp is a Professor of Economics at Koç University and Director of the Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum. She was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board between 2000 and 2005, after which she joined the Economics department at Koc University. From 2013 to 2019, she wrote weekly articles for Milliyet (one of the major Turkish newspapers). She currently writes for BBC Turkish News. Over the past decade, Demiralp had extensive interactions with several central banks, including the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, and the Central Bank of Turkey. She worked as a consultant for the ECB. Demiralp received highly competitive grants for her research on monetary policy including the European Commission’s International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF) as well as numerous grants from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (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. Her views on the Turkish economy appear in The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Financial TimesReuters, and The Associated Press.

Presentation Languages: Turkish, English

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