Mevlüt Tatlıyer

Mevlüt Tatlıyer

Dr. Tatlıyer has received his B.S. degree in Management Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (2007), M.A. degree in Financial Economics from Istanbul Bilgi University (2010) and PhD degree in Economics from Istanbul University (2014). Tatlıyer currently works at Istanbul Medipol University, Economics & Finance department as associate professor of economics. In addition, he is a researcher at SETA Economy unit. His research fields involve macroeconomics and international political economics. Tatlıyer has publications in various international journals. Moreover, Tatlıyer has authored a Turkish book titled The Evolution of Economic Thought and Economic Policy (2015).
Fiscally Prudent and Monetarily Strict Is This What Good Governance

Fiscally Prudent and Monetarily Strict: Is This What Good Governance Means?

July 20, 2018
Ironically, this is the same era in which the rhetoric that central banks around the world gained their “independence” has become widespread. What happened actually was central banks have become dependent on the financial industry, as they were dependent on states in the Bretton Woods era.
The Turkish Economy in the Long Run

The Turkish Economy in the Long Run

June 14, 2018
Between 2002-2017, the average annual economic growth rate has been 5.7 percent, a tremendous performance, which is somewhat higher than the long-term average and far higher than industrialized countries, and better than most of the developing countries.
Politicization of Finance Against Turkey

Politicization of Finance Against Turkey

June 3, 2018
Ahead of the snap election in June 2018, Turkey is under a severe financial attack. It is quite apparent that Turkey’s macroeconomic indicators are quite healthy, and it is not possible to explain the current financial pressure “economically”.
What are the Ratings of Credit Rating Agencies Themselves

What are the Ratings of Credit Rating Agencies Themselves?

May 16, 2018
What are the ratings of credit rating agencies themselves, then? It is well below “credibility” for most people around the world, apparently. With a negative outlook. And no (upward) revision is on the horizon.
Does the Tight Monetary Policy Stance of Central Banks Stand

Does the Tight Monetary Policy Stance of Central Banks Stand Empirical Scrutiny?

May 3, 2018
Time is more than ripe for the TCMB to reconsider its monetary policy stance and take into account real factors such as employment, economic growth, income inequality and, last but not least, the development process of the country when constructing monetary policy function. After all, central banks are for the people, right?
Why Are Developing Countries Pursuing Wrong Types of Monetary Policy

Why Are Developing Countries Pursuing Wrong Types of Monetary Policy?

April 19, 2018
Pursuing a low policy interest rate – undervalued exchange rate regime has become much harder in the neoliberal era. However, in order to complete industrialization processes, developing countries such as Turkey should adopt this regime.
What are the Prospects of the Turkish Economy

What are the Prospects of the Turkish Economy?

April 5, 2018
A developing country such as Turkey needs not an over-valued currency but certainly an undervalued currency. The Turkish Lira had been tremendously overvalued against the Dollar and Euro in the 2000s up until a couple of years ago thanks to the abundant global liquidity and tight monetary policy in Turkey.
Not Financial Speculations but Financial Attacks against Turkey

Not Financial Speculations, but Financial Attacks against Turkey?

March 22, 2018
There is a general sentiment within Turkish society that volatility in the Turkish lira has its roots not in economy, but in politics, and is an economic extension to the slow motion war against Turkey waged by “subcontractor” terrorist organizations.
The Quest for Financial Stability in a Financialized World

The Quest for Financial Stability in a Financialized World

November 3, 2017
Although financial stability in today’s extremely financialized world is not easy to achieve, there are important – yet not exhaustive - tools such as wealth funds, capital controls and use of local currencies in order to lessen the negative effects emanating from unfettered financial markets in an era of financial supremacy.
What s Next for the Turkish Lira

What’s Next for the Turkish Lira?

January 16, 2017
In fact, it is very hard for the currency to stay where it is now. (Indeed, it decreased sharply from over 3.90 to about 3.70 in just two days.) So, once the speculative wave fades away, then can we see a sharp decline in the TL/US parity. Until where? Well, one can expect first around 3.60s and then 3.30s.