Last updated November 2014
BANU DEMIR PAKEL
Department of Economics
Bilkent University
06800BilkentAnkara, TURKEY.
Tel.: (+90) 3122902228
Email: [email protected]
http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~banup
Education:
University of Oxford, DPhil in Economics, 2010-2012
Thesis Title: “Firm Behaviour in International Markets”
Supervisor: Professor J. Peter Neary
University of Oxford, MPhil in Economics, 2008-2010
Supervisor:Professor J. Peter Neary
Bilkent University, MA in Economics, 2004-2007
Supervisor: Dr. Selin Sayek
Middle East Technical University, B.Sc. in Economics, 2000-2004
Teaching Experience
Economics Theory for Engineers
Department of Economics, Bilkent University, 2013-2014
Firms in International Trade (graduate course)
Department of Economics, Bilkent University, 2013
Principles of Microeconomics
Department of Economics, Bilkent University, 2012-2013
Econometrics
Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Corpus Christi College and Keble College, Oxford, 2012
Elementary Mathematical Methods
Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 2011
Economics Foundations
MPhil in Development Studies,Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, 2010-2012
Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Econometrics
Undergraduate, Bilkent University, 2004-2006
Research Papers
Grin and Bear It: Producer-Financed Exports from an Emerging Market”, with Beata Javorcik, CEPR
Discussion Paper No. DP10142
“Domestic Road Infrastructure and International Trade: Evidence from Turkey”, with Kerem Coşar, ERF
Working Paper No. 1406.
“Risk-Based Capital Requirements for Banks and International Trade”, with Tomasz Michalski and Evren
Ors.
“Trading Intermediates and Quality”, Oxford Discussion Paper No. 582
“Industry Differences in the Location Choice of Multinationals”, with Selin Sayek.
Publications
“Announcements and Credibility under Inflation Targeting”, with Taner Yigit, Economics Letters 100(2),
2008, 249-53.
Other Writings
“Global Standards on Government-backed Trade Finance: Challenges for Developing Countries and Role
of Multilateral Development Banks”, forthcoming in Global Policy E-Book “The Future of Foreign Trade
Support—Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance”.
“Trade Financing: Challenges for Developing-country Exporters”, CESifo Forum 15 (3), 2014, 34-38
“Transport Costs and Turkey’s International Trade”(background paper for The Third Programmatic Public
Expenditure Review on Transport Sector in Turkey, 2012, the World Bank).
Work Experience
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, Bilkent University, 2012Research Analyst
Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit, World Bank, Ankara-TURKEY, 2006-2008
Research Associate
Economic Policy Research Institute, Ankara-TURKEY, 2005-2006
Honours and Scholarships
Doctoral Studentship Bursary, Department of Economics, University of Oxford (2011-2012).
Awarded with full scholarship by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Turkey forthe graduate
studies at the University of Oxford (2008-2011).
Awarded with full scholarship for graduate studies by Bilkent University (2004-2006).
Graduated in the department’s high honor list at METU (2004).
Grants
“The Anatomy of Turkey’s International Trade during the Great Recession” Scientific and Technical
Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Research Grant, 2013-2015.
Professional Activities
Editorial Board, Iktisat, Isletme ve Finans, 2013Referee for Iktisat, Isletme ve Finans and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.
Presentations
2015: ASSA 2015 (scheduled)
2014: Ifo Conference on “State Export Credit Guarantees in a Globalized World”, University of Munich,
European Trade Study Group Conference (Munich), Spring 2014 Midwest International Trade
Conference, Norwegian School of Economics, HEC Workshop on “International Trade, Finance, and Real
Economy” (scheduled), Izmir Economy University (scheduled).
2013: HEC Paris, the 28th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, European Trade Study
Group Conference (Birmingham), Annual Conference of CEE.
2012: University of Sussex, University of Exeter, McGill University, University of Aarhus, Bilkent
University, Ozyegin University, Bogazici University, University of Mannheim, Royal Economic Society
Annual Conference, University of Oxford, Spring 2012 Midwest International Trade Conference, the 27th
Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, European Trade Study Group Conference
(Leuven), NUI Workshop on Multinational Firms, Trade and Innovation (Maynooth).
2011:University of Oxford, Bilkent University, European Trade Study Group Conference (Copenhagen),
Brixen Workshop on International Trade and Finance, XXXVII Simposio de la Asociación Española de
Economía (SAEe).
Skills
Languages: Turkish (Native), English (Fluent)
References
Professor J. Peter Neary (Supervisor)
Department of Economics, University of Oxford
Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, UK.
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (+44) (0)1865-271085
Fax: (+44) (0)1865-271094
Dr. Selin Sayek Boke
Bilkent University
Department of Economics
Bilkent, Ankara 06800 Turkey
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: (+90) 312-2901406
Fax: (+90) 312 2665140
Professor Beata Smarzynska Javorcik
Department of Economics, University of Oxford
Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, UK.
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (+44) (0)1865-271065
Fax: (+44) (0)1865-285900
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