Yunus Aksoy is a Reader in Economics at Birkbeck, University of London, current Director of the Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics (BCAM) and a CESIfo Research Network Fellow. He holds a BA from Bogazici Universitesi and a PhD from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His research has appeared in leading journals of macroeconomics, among them Journal of Monetary Economics, Economic Journal and European Economic Review. His current work on monetary and macroeconomics is concerned with i) the interactions between financial markets and macroeconomic outcomes at the business cycle frequency and ii) the impact of demographic structures on the macroeconomy in the medium run.