Rima Turk

Senior Economist at the Middle East Center for Economics and Finance at International Monetary Fund, tenured Faculty Member in Finance at Lebanese American University

Rima Turk serves as a Senior Economist at the IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance, on leave from the Lebanese American University where she is a tenured Faculty Member in Finance. She is a regular Visiting Researcher at the Bank of Finland and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum, and has consulted with the World Bank and the United Nations. Her research interests include the competition-stability nexus in banking, market discipline, macro-financial linkages, and Islamic finance across developed and developing countries, Middle-East and North Africa, China, and Russia. Her work is published in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Journal of Financial Services Research, among others. Ms. Turk holds a Ph.D. from Cardiff University.