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EMRE DELİVELİ

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First impressions from the Middle Kingdom

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Nope, I have not smoked anything to make me feel like I am in Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Zhongguo, which means Middle/Central State and is often translated as Middle/Central Kingdom

Comment(s) 7/28/2014

Markets ignore geopolitics, but for how long?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

As their name implies, market economists are supposed to follow markets closely. Since I am not one anymore, I am no longer glued to the Reuters terminal.

Comment(s) 7/25/2014

The poor should die!

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

A Turkish girl got her 15 minutes of fame last week, at least in Turkey. A YouTube video with her driving her father’s Porsche and stating that “she wouldn’t say all the poor should die because people would get jealous” went viral.

Comment(s) 7/21/2014

Monetary policy exacerbates inequality

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

As I explained in my last column, one major difference between academic and market economists regarding monetary policy is the latter are expected to say what the Central Bank will do, rather than what it should do.

Comment(s) 7/18/2014

‘Should’ monetary policy

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

'Academics tend to spend too much time on what the Central Bank should do. But your clients do not care about that. You need to tell them what the Central Bank will do'

Comment(s) 7/14/2014

A tale of two Turkeys

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Given my gloomy assessments of the Turkish economy, readers often ask me about the more positive articles they read in the press and elsewhere. We can again refer to Charles Dickens, whom I rediscovered during my recent trip to London.

Comment(s) 7/11/2014

The end of military tutelage: Historic moment for Turkey

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

We are in a historic moment, my dear readers and friends. When Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his pesidential candidacy last week, a parenthesis that was opened more than a hundred years ago was closed.

Comment(s) 7/7/2014

Soldier-hawk superstition

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Economists should refrain from delving into politics, even indirectly. That’s what I learned on July 1, which was incidentally also the date that sealed the fate of the Turkish economy for the rest of the summer.

Comment(s) 7/4/2014

Charles Dickens on the Great Recession

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

I had some time for sightseeing in London. Other than pub crawls, I visited the Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty Street, which was home to the novelist from 1837 to 1839

Comment(s) 6/30/2014

Impressions from London

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Unlike in 2011 and 2012, it wasn’t London that was calling this time around, but my dear friends Didem and Cüneyt. As I mentioned in my last column, I was attending their 80th (40+40) birthday party.

Comment(s) 6/27/2014

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