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2020’s Most Read

Top 15 most viewed content on TEPAV’s website 06/01/2021 -     The year 2020 was a year unlike any other. Due to being caught off-guard by the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the notes, blogs and news headlines featured on the TEPAV website divulged about the coronavirus, social distancing, and the economic effects consequences due to the sudden halt. Since the first recorded case of the virus in Turkey on March 10th, 2020, until December 31st, numerous studies were conducted to determine the economic impact of COVID-19 and start the discussions on policy recommendations; more than 300 studies were shared with the public through our website in the form of evaluation notes, policy notes, bulletins, and blogs. Based on 2020, from January 1st to December 31st, the 15 most popular content of the year [More]

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Alleviating COVID-19 Misery of the Forcibly Displaced: G20 Action

Evaluation Note/ Güven Sak, Omar Kadkoy 31/12/2020 -   The world is now engaged in containing the COVID-19 breakout and its consequences. In the age of Coronavirus, however, forcibly displaced people should not be left behind: Of the world’s 79.5 million forcibly displaced, out of whom 45.7 million are internally displaced people (IDPs), 20.4 million are refugees, and 4.2 are million asylum seekers, all should be at the forefront of the G20’s agenda. COVID-19 and IDPs: Unknown fate The spread of the virus exacerbates already stretched structural shortcomings in both countries of origin and hosts. Take for example Syria, the almost decade long war has forcibly displaced 11.7 million Syrians: a staggering 55 percent of the pre-war Syrian population in 2010. To seek safety, the 6.1 millio [More]

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Time for a Positive Agenda in EU-Turkey Relations: Start with a Green Deal Turkey

BBI InBrief / Güven SAK 22/12/2020 -   Turkey-EU relation is similar to that of a marriage, complex. Nevertheless, instead of finger pointing and playing a guessing game the two entities need more dialogue and bilateral engagement. In terms of both security and economy Turkey is a part of the West. Turkey economically has become more competitive, exporting sophisticated products, due to the liberization reforms which took place in the country in 1980 as well as the EU reform process which began in the early 2000s, eventually paving its way to accession talks in 2005. Turkey’s continuing economic and social transformation is good for European security in general. The Green Deal, the new growth strategy of Europe to find a solution for the climate crisis while maintaining [More]

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“The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene”

The UNDP’s 2020 Human Development Report was announced in cooperation with UNDP, TEPAV, Habitat Association, and INGEV. 19/12/2020 -     The United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) Human Development Report is published every year since 1990. This year’s 2020 portion on Turkey was announced at an event in partnership with UNDP, TEPAV, the Habitat Association, and the Human Development Foundation (INGEV) on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. The event was organized virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the prominent headings of the report, the title of “The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene” was presented to the public with participants’ evaluations and questions from the audience. Opening remarks were made by the Ambassador of Sweden Staffan Herrstro, United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Alvaro Rodriguez, UNDP Regional Office for Eur [More]

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Monopolization and Market Competition in Turkey and around the World

The 6th Merih Celasun Memorial Day, held virtually, attracted great attention 17/12/2020 -     The 6th “Merih Celasun Memorial Day”, which TEPAV hosts to commemorate Merih Celasun, who made significant contributions to the study of economics, was held virtually due to the COVID-19 outbreak on Tuesday, December 15th. Academics, economists, and researchers tuned into the event. The meeting began with opening remarks from Sibel Guven, TEPAV’s Program Director, and Oya Celasun, Division Chief of the World Economic Studies Division at the IMF. Guven, who spoke about Merih Celasun’s background and career, emphasized the importance he attached to data and economic models in understanding the Turkish economy, income inequality, and resource distribution. Oya Celasun, the IMF’s World Economic Studies Division Chief and Merih Celasun’ [More]

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Paving the way for an economic crisis with high leverage and currency mismatches:2018-19 crisis in Turkey Working paper/ Fatih Özatay
haber resmi 16/12/2020

  In the aftermath of the global financial crisis monetary policies in advanced economies caused a surge in cross-border lending to emerging market economies (EMEs). Policymakers of EMEs criticized those policies on the grounds that they pave the [More]
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The 6th annual “Merih Celasun Memorial Day” will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 The “Monopolization and Market Competition in Turkey and around the World” memorial lecture will be given by Dr. Ufuk Akçiğit.
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    TEPAV is organizing the “Merih Celasun Memorial Day" to commemorate the outstanding career of Prof. Dr. Merih Celasun who passed away in 2004. He worked at the State Planning Organization of Turkey in charge of economic planning, and later at [More]
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The “Gender Equality Scorecard of Turkey’s 81 Provinces” is released The most egalitarian province is Mugla and the province with the highest female participation rate in production is Sinop.
haber resmi 04/12/2020

    Under the leadership of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB), in collaboration with TEPAV, the 2019 “Gender Equality Scorecard of Turkey’s 81 Provinces” results we [More]
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Understanding China Conference 2020 took place in Guangzhou, China Dr. Güven Sak participated at a panel discussion on regionalization and globalization at the Understanding China Conference 2020.
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    Guangzhou/Virtual- Between November 20th and 22nd, 2020, the partially virtual Understanding China Conference took place in Guangzhou, China. The partners for the annual conference were the China Institute for Innovation & Development Str [More]

TEPAV establishes the Economic Data Analysis Center Gülbin Şahinbeyoğlu is appointed as TEPAV EIM’s Director.
haber resmi 25/11/2020

    Accurate and timely data is essential for interpreting the economy, setting policy responses and assessing the impacts of taken measures. Since the 2008-9 Global Financial Crisis, there has been wide debate on the adequacy of countries’ ex [More]

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