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EMRE DELİVELİ

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First impressions from the IMF-WBG Meetings

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

I arrived in Washington D.C. on the evening of April 13 for the 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

Comment(s) 4/17/2015

Authoritarianism drives inflation

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

I was one of the panelists at the conference on inflation dynamics in Turkey organized by Koç University’s Economic Research Forum and the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) on April 10.

Comment(s) 4/13/2015

$25K GDP per capita in 2023? Or $8K in 2015?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed on March 24 that Turkey’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita would surge from $11,000 to $25,000 by 2023 if the country swiftly adopted the presidential system.

Comment(s) 4/10/2015

Four Passover Seder questions

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

My friend and unofficial editor Esther, who was taken from her family and friends exactly a year ago, was half-Jewish. I would like to remember her, while at the same time celebrate Passover and Easter, by carrying an old tradition to my column.

Comment(s) 4/6/2015

Economic data signal SOS

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The title could have confused anyone following Turkish data. After all, at 2.6 percent annually, growth for the fourth quarter of 2014, which was released on March 31, came in significantly higher than expectations of 2.1 percent.

Comment(s) 4/3/2015

How incompetent dictators survive

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The answer comes from a new paper by Sergei Guriev and Daniel Treisman, who developed an informational theory of 'new forms of dictatorship based on manipulating information rather than mass violence.'

Comment(s) 3/30/2015

A footballer’s take on the economy

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The Turkish economy is doing well. There is a tiny bit of volatility in the exchange rate. I believe that interest rates need to fall. Investors and entrepreneurs are doing well. And they should so that shopkeepers can continue to earn money.

Comment(s) 3/27/2015

Saving savings to save the lira

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Now that the lira and other emerging market (EM) currencies have somewhat stabilized, at least for the moment, it may be useful to try to understand why some underperformed, while others overperformed, peers.

Comment(s) 3/23/2015

Erdoğan’s Turkey corp.

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

In a speech in the western province of Balıkesir on March 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made yet another controversial remark by stating that he wanted to run Turkey like a corporation.

Comment(s) 3/20/2015

Markets take RTE to school

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Governor Erdem Başçı and economy tsar Ali Babacan paid a visit to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his top economic advisers on March 11 to discuss the supposedly-independent Central Bank’s monetary policy

Comment(s) 3/16/2015

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