Professor Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan of the Department of Economics has been named as the president-elect of the International Economic and Finance Society. She will assume the role in 2019.
Professor Kalemli-Ozcan also was selected as the associate chair of the American Economic Association's committee of the status of women in the economics profession, and started for her three-year term in January 2018.
She is the Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics at UMD, and also serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research.
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 International Fellow of Council of Foreign Relations for 2017-2018. Currently, Professor Kalemli-Ozcan serves at the editorial board of American Economic Review, Journal of European Economic Association and Journal of International Economics.
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, 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.