About Dr Yaprak Tavman

Dr Tavman is a Lecturer in Economics teaching Applied Economics I for 3rd year, Macroeconomics I&II for 2nd year undergraduates and International Economic Policy for Masters students at NCH. After the completion of her PhD in Economics at the University of York, Yaprak started working as a Lecturer in Economics at Newcastle University Business School, where she taught the ‘Economic Analysis’ and ‘Economic Applications’ modules for undergraduates, and supervised the dissertations of twenty MSc students.

She has also worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at Middle East Technical University, Turkey and as a Teaching Fellow at the University of York, where she taught ‘Introduction to Statistics’ and ‘Commodity Markets’ modules.

Prior to her teaching career Yaprak was a Customer Relationship Management Specialist, Corporate Banking with HSBC Bank plc.



PhD in Economics, University of York (2015)

MSc in Economics and Finance (Distinction), University of York (2012)

BSc in Business (Finance), Middle East Technical University (2009)


Professional Affiliations

Royal Economic Society



Dr Yaprak Tavman's Research

Yaprak’s primary field of research is Macroeconomic Analysis and Modelling, with specialisations in Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macroprudential Regulation and Financial Stability, Subjective Well-being and Macro-Financial Indicators. In her research, she uses New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models to contribute to a variety of debates on contemporary issues in macroeconomics.

During her PhD studies, Yaprak participated in advanced training in the areas of DSGE Modelling and Financial Frictions and New Thinking in Macroeconomics and Finance by the Royal Economic Society.


Selected Publications

A Comparative Analysis of Macroprudential Policies, Oxford Economic Papers vol. 67 (2) (2015) pp 334-355


Working Papers

‘An Assessment of Credit Easing versus Bank Capital Injections’ (with Ozkan, G.)

‘Distributional Consequences of Unconventional Policies’ (with McManus R., Trzeciakiewicz, D. and Ozkan, G.)

‘Optimal Monetary Policy for the Small Open Economy Revisited’

‘Fiscal Implications of Unconventional Monetary and Credit Policies’ (with Ozkan, G.)

‘Well-being and Financial Indicators: Linking Individual and Macro Data in Cross-Country Analysis’ (with Martinez Cardenas, R., Mitka, M. and Sechel, C.)

‘Coordinating Macroprudential Policies: A DSGE Interpretation’


Professional Activity


St Catherine’s Political Economy Seminar, University of Cambridge

King’s College London Economics Seminar


Annual Conference of the Scottish Economic Society

Ottoline Club, New College of the Humanities, London


Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Economics Seminar, Ankara, Turkey


The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance 2016, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

48th Annual Conference of the UK Money Macro and Finance
Research Group


7th Annual Conference of the International Banking and Finance Society

Monetary Economics: Recent Developments Conference, Royal Economic Society UK


46th Annual Conference of the UK Money Macro and Finance Research Group

General Equilibrium Days, University of York

Royal Economic Society Easter School Seminar

3rd White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Economics Conference, University of Leeds

Recent Developments in Money, Macroeconomics and Finance Workshop, University of Warwick, Bank of England and UK Money, Macro and Finance Research Group


PhD Workshop, University of York

Macro-Finance Cluster Seminar, University of York

Dr Yaprak Tavman's Teaching

Academic Positions

Lecturer in Economics, Newcastle University Business School (2016 – 2017)

Associate Lecturer, Middle East Technical University, Turkey (2015 – 2016)

Teaching Fellow, University of York (2011 – 2013)

Teaching Fellow, Middle East Technical University, Turkey   (2008 – 2009)


Course development

Dr Tavman has designed and developed the courses she taught in Newcastle and NCH.


Languages Spoken

Fluent in English and Turkish. Proficient in Dutch. Beginner in Spanish.