Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan

Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics at University Of Maryland

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan is Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics at University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). A native of Turkey, Professor Kalemli-Ozcan received her BS in Economics from Middle East Technical University in 1995 and her PhD in Economics from Brown University in 2000. She was the Duisenberg Fellow at the European Central Bank in 2008 and held a position as Lead Economist/Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank during 2010-2011. She was selected as one of the three Senior Research Fellows of the International Monetary Fund in 2013. She has held positions as a Visiting Professor at Bilkent University, Koc University and at Harvard University. She is the Houblon-Norman Fellow of Bank of England and Council of Foreign Relations International Fellow for 2017-2018. Professor Kalemli-Ozcan has published extensively in the areas of international finance, international development and applied growth theory in journals such as American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Development Economics. Her work has also appeared in many invited book volumes, policy outlets, and featured in World Bank Reports and International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlooks. She is the first Turkish social scientist who has received the Marie Curie IRG prize in 2008 for her research on European financial integration. Her current research focuses on linkages between real and financial sectors and uses big data from banks, firms, and households from several different countries to understand these linkages and their effects on macroeconomics fluctuations and growth.