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About Dr Yaprak Tavman

Dr Tavman is a Lecturer in Economics teaching Applied Economics I for 3rd year and Macroeconomics I&II for 2nd year undergraduates. 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 macroeconomics, with specialisations in financial markets and the macroeconomy, macroprudential regulation and financial stability, conventional and unconventional central bank policies, and international macroeconomics. 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

‘Some Fiscal Arithmetic of Unconventional Monetary and Credit Policies’, with Ozkan, G (under review)

‘Well-being and Macro Financial Indicators’, with Martinez Cardenas, R, Mitka, M and Sechel, C

‘Optimal Monetary Policy for the Small Open Economy Revisited’

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.