Biography

Dr. Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan 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).

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 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 CFR International Affairs Fellow in International Economics based at the Federal Reserve Board and International Monetary Fund for 2017-2018. Currently, she serves at the editorial board of American Economic Review, Journal of European Economic Association and Journal of International Economics.

Professor Kalemli-Özcan 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, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

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 the links between capital flows and macroeconomic fluctuations and growth. She works with big data from firms and banks worldwide to identify the linkages between financial and real sectors both in advanced countries and in emerging markets.

Professor Kalemli-Özcan's main research interests are in international macroeconomics, finance and growth. Her current research focuses on the linkages between real and financial sectors in a globalized economy and the effects of such linkages on economic fluctuations and development.

Academic Appointments

  • 2015-present

    Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics,
    University of Maryland.

  • 2012 - 2015

    Professor of Economics,
    University of Maryland.

  • Spring 2012

    Visiting Professor of Economics,
    Harvard University.

  • 2011 - 2012

    Visiting Professor of Economics,
    Koç University.

  • 2010 - 2012

    Endowed Professor of Economics,
    University of Houston.

  • 2007 – 2008

    Visiting Associate Professor of Economics,
    Bilkent University.

  • 2004 – 2010

    Associate Professor of Economics,
    University of Houston.

  • 2000 - 2004

    Assistant Professor of Economics,
    University of Houston.

Current Positions

  • Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics - University of Maryland, College Park

  • Research Associate - National Bureau of Economic Research

  • Research Fellow - Center for Economic Policy Research

  • Associate Editor, American Economic Review

  • Associate Editor, Journal of European Economic Association

  • Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics


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RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Capital Allocation and Productivity in South Europe


with Gita Gopinath, Loukas Karabarbounis, and Carolina Villegas-Sanchez
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2017, Vol. 132(4), 1915-1967.
Review by VoxEU.org, September 28, 2015

Capital Flows and International Credit Channel

with Soner Baskaya, Julian di Giovanni, Jose-Luis Peydro, and Mehmet Ulu.
Department of Economics, University of Maryland, United States.
Journal of International Economics: Supplement 1, May 2017, Vol. 108, S15-S22.

What Hinders Investment in the Aftermath of Financial Crises? Insolvent Firms or Illiquid Banks?

with Herman Kamil and Carolina Villegas-Sanchez.
Review of Economics and Statistics, October 2016, Vol. 98(4), 756-769.
Review by VoxEU.org, January 7, 2014.