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).
The Waning Reputation of the US Dollar

The Waning Reputation of the US Dollar

September 13, 2018
Using the U.S. dollar as a weapon against other countries in an effort to promote the political interests of the U.S. itself has become the final blow to the U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar was meant to be the stabilizer of the world trade and economy, not the destabilizer.
Bad journalism against the Turkish economy

Bad journalism against the Turkish economy

August 30, 2018
The external debt to GDP ratio in the U.K. is an incredible 313 percent. This is only 53 percent in Turkey. So? There are no Western media outlets talking about an “imminent” financial crisis in the U.K. Why? Cherry-picked economic data, for a cherry-picked country, Turkey, for clearly political grounds.
The Turkish Lira against the US Dollar

The Turkish Lira against the US Dollar

August 14, 2018
One should note that the U.S. government itself is undermining the very legitimacy of its “strong” currency by abusing its “power” to promote its political ends. This will certainly have important ramifications for the U.S. globally in the medium and long-term.
Turkey Needs Somewhat Looser Fiscal Policy Now

Turkey Needs Somewhat Looser Fiscal Policy Now

August 2, 2018
The public debt level of the Turkish government is in very low levels that means that the government has an ample room to increase its spending level in an effort to boost the real economy.
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.