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Musa Orak

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California - Los Angeles, 2016
  • M.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012
  • M.Sc., Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2009
  • B.Sc., Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2004
Current Research Topics
  • Income Inequality, Labor Share
  • Technological Progress, Job Polarization
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2016 - present
  • Lecturer

    University of California, Los Angeles

    2013 - 2015
  • Researcher

    Central Bank of Turkey

    2005 - 2010
  • Associate Expert

    Undersecretariat of Turkish Treasury

    2004 - 2005
  • Orak, Musa (2017). "Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the U.S. Labor Share of Income," International Finance Discussion Papers 1200. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Orak, Musa (2015). "Essays on the Impacts of Technological Progress on the US Labor Markets," Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Alp, Harun, Refet Gurkaynak, Hakan Kara, Gursu Keles, and Musa Orak (2010). "Measuring Market-Based Monetary Policy Expectations in Turkey," Iktisat Isletme ve Finans, vol. 25, no. 295, pp. 21-45.
  • Aktas, Zelal, Harun Alp, Refet Gurkaynak, Mehtap Kesriyeli, and Musa Orak (2009). "Transmission of Monetary Policy in Turkey: The Effects of Monetary Policy on Financial Markets," Iktisat Isletme ve Finans, vol. 24, no. 278, pp. 9-24.
  • Baskaya, Yusuf Soner, Eda Gulsen, and Musa Orak (2009). "Effects of Inflation Target Revision in Turkey on Expectation Formation Behavior," Economic Notes Discussion Series, Central Bank of Turkey.
  • Kara, Ali Hakan, and Musa Orak (2008). "Inflation Targeting," CBRT Books.
  • conference

    October 2016

    System Macro Meeting, Cincinnati

    Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the US Labor Share of Income

  • seminar

    February 2016

    University of Miami

    Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the US Labor Share of Income

  • seminar

    February 2016

    Federal Reserve Board

    Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the US Labor Share of Income

  • seminar

    January 2016

    University of San Diego

    Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the US Labor Share of Income

  • seminar

    January 2016

    Carleton College

    Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the US Labor Share of Income

  • seminar

    January 2016

    Colby College

    Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the US Labor Share of Income

  • seminar

    October 2015

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Capital-Task Complementarity and the Decline of the US Labor Share of Income

  • conference

    November 2009

    National Bank of Greece

    Measuring Market Based Monetary Policy Expectations in Turkey

  • conference

    November 2008

    Banque de France

    Inflation Targeting in Turkey: Past and Current Issues and Challenges

  • conference

    November 2008

    Bank of Albania

    Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Turkey in the Context of Inflation Targeting

  • conference

    October 2008

    Economic Discussions Conference, Istanbul

    Inflation Targeting

  • seminar

    May 2007

    Central Bank of Turkey

    Inflation Targeting under IMF Conditionality

  • conference

    February 2007

    Bank of England

    Inflation Targeting Experience of Turkey

Awards
  • 2015

    UCLA Graduate Division

    Dissertation Year Fellowship

  • 2015

    UCLA and Welton Investment Corporation

    Welton Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper

  • 2013

    UCLA

    Teaching Excellence Award

  • 2009

    Central Bank of Turkey

    Study Abroad Scholarship

  • 2008

    Joint Vienna Institute

    Letter of Excellence

  • 2004

    Turkish Economy Foundation

    Young Economist Award

Referee
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • Review of Economic Dynamics
Last update: May 19, 2017