Osman Cevdet Akçay

Prof. Dr. Osman Cevdet Akçay, Chief Economist, Koç Financial Services

Biography:

Is the Chief Economist at Koç Financial Services and Yapi Kredi. He received his B.A. in economics from Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Graduate School and University Center at City University of New York. He served at Boğaziçi University as Assistant Professor and as Associate Professor between 1992 and 2001, and was a full-time faculty member at Koç University from 2001 till September 2009. He started as an economist at Koç Yatırım (Investment Bank) in 1998 and became the Chief Economist for Koçbank and Koç Yatırım in 2000. Following the Koçbank-Yapi Kredi merger in 2006, he has been serving as the Chief Economist at Yapi Kredi as well as the umbrella company Koç Financial Services. His research fields include exchange rate theory, debt dynamics, disinflation, and monetary theory.