Women in Economics: Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan

Friday, November 22, 2019

CEPR is working in partnership with UBS to celebrate contributions of women in economics, with a series of portraits and video interviews on a dedicated website.


The eighth economist to be featured is Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan, Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics at University of Maryland, College Park and CEPR Research Fellow in the IMF and MG Programme areas. 

Kalemli-Özcan has held positions at the European Central Bank and the World Bank and is currently a senior policy advisor at the International Monetary Fund. She has held positions as a Visiting Professor at Bilkent University, Koc University and at Harvard University. She was the Houblon-Norman Fellow of Bank of England and Council of Foreign Relations International Fellow for 2017-2018.

Professor Kalemli-Ozcan has published extensively in the areas of international finance, international development and applied growth theory.  Her current research focuses on linkages between real and financial sectors and uses big data from banks, firms, and households from several different countries to understand these linkages and their effects on macroeconomics fluctuations and growth.

You can find a list of all Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan’s CEPR Discussion Papers here, including:

Her VoxEU.org columns and videos are listed here and include:

The CEPR/UBS video portraits of Michèle, as well as those of all the other economists featured in the series, are available on our YouTube channel here

This programme shines a light on quality research and policymaking from female leaders in their field. "Women in Economics" will feature videos of prominent researchers discussing their work and insights. The content is designed to appeal to non-expert audiences as well as those with a deeper understanding of economics.

Founded on the UBS “Nobel Perspectives” concept, where, since 2015, UBS has been documenting the lives and work of Nobel Prize-winning economists, this partnership will highlight great economic minds and showcase the outstanding contributions they are making. The aspiration is to underline women’s contributions to the field of economics and inspire future generations.