December 21, 2016

GLODEM Semineri 

CASE Z-24 -17:00

Sunum: Ozan Caglar ve Eren Ocakverdi

Başlık: IFRS-9 Ve Makroekonomik Modelleme

Özet: Finansal kriz boyunca, kredi ve diğer finansal araçlar kaynaklı kayıpların muhasebeleştirilmesinin ötelenmesi, finansal araçların sınıflandırılmasının karmaşık olması çeşitli eleştirilere yol açmıştır. Özellikle IAS-39 standardının oluşmuş zararların muhasebeleştirilmesi ilkesine dayalı olması, ekonomide yaşanabilecek dalgalanmaların temerrüt olasılıkları üzerinde oluşturabileceği etkiyi dikkate almaması standardın zayıf yönü olarak görülmüştür. IFRS-9 standardı, bu eleştirilere cevap olarak Uluslararası Muhasebe Standartları Kurulu (UMSK/IASB) tarafından 01.01.2018 tarihinde yürürlüğe girecek şekilde yayınlanmıştır. IFRS-9’un getirdiği en önemli yeniliklerden birisi de temerrüt olasılığı modellerine makroekonomik faktörlerin eklemlenmesidir. Makroekonomik faktörlerin gecikmeli etkisi de göz önüne alınacak olursa, bu durum, ekonominin daralma aşamalarında hem takibe dönüşüm oranlarının hem de kredi karşılıklarının ihtiyatlı biçimde artacağı anlamına gelir. Finansal istikrar açısından da önem taşıyan bu konu sunum sırasında tartışılacaktır.

Özgeçmiş:

Dr. Ozan Çağlar, Yapı Kredi bünyesinde Kredi Riski Bütçe ve Raporlama kıdemli müdürü olarak görev yapmaktadır. Gazi Üniversitesi Ekonometri bölümü’nden lisans derecesine sahiptir. İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesinde MBA ve Uluslararası Ekonomi Politik yüksek lisansları yapmış, doktorasını Okan Üniversitesi Bankacılık ve Finans alanında tamamlamıştır. Uzmanlık alanları olan Finansal Muhasebe ve Kredi Riski konularında 10 yıllık tecrubeye sahiptir.

Eren Ocakverdi, Yapı Kredi bünyesinde Analitik ve Araştırma Danışmanı olarak görev yapmaktadır. Bankacılık ve finans sektörüne geçmeden önce Türk Sanayicileri ve İşadamları Derneği’nde (TÜSİAD) Ekonomik Araştırmalar’dan sorumlu Bölüm Başkanlığı görevini yürütmüştür. Uzmanlık alanları olan Türkiye ekonomisi ve sayısal modelleme konularında 15 yıldır uygulamaya dönük çalışmalar yapmakta ve son 5 yıldır da çeşitli platformlarda seminerler/eğitimler vermektedir. İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (İTÜ) İşletme Mühendisliği Bölümü’nden lisans ve yüksek lisans derecelerine sahiptir.

 

December 9, 2016

The 2nd Turkish International Political Economy Society Conference will take place at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University on 9 December 2016.

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November 25, 2016

GLODEM Workshop on Turkish Multinational Corporations Abroad: Trends, Strategies and Motivations

Place & Time: CAS 127 / 13.30-17.30

The schedule for this workshop is included below.

R.S.V.P. to omumcuoglu15@ku.edu.tr by 21 November 2016.
Schedule:

13.30 – 14.20 Turkey’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Trends And Patterns of Mergers and Acquisitions

Canan Yıldırım, Kadir Has University

14.20-15.10 Effectiveness of Springboard FDI Strategy: Evidence from Turkish Acquisitions

Ahmet Sedat Aybar, Aydın University

15.10-15.30 Coffee Break

15.30-16.20 Turkish Multinationals: Recent Trends, Motivations and Strategies

Caner Bakır, Koç University

16.20-17.10 Chinese Investment to Turkey: Beginning of a New Era?

Altay Atlı, Koç University

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October 31, 2016

Koc Universirty – Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem / International Relations Seminar

Name: Adriana Abdenur- Igarapé Institute
Title: Kaleidoscope Multilateralism: Brazil and the BRICS”
Place & Time: CAS Z-25  / 16:00-17:30

Abstract: What motivates individual rising powers to join loose transnational coalitions, and how to they use such platforms?  This paper analyzes Brazil’s motivations and strategies with respect to the BRICS coalition.  I argue that the BRICS must be understood as part of a broader interlocking network of emerging and established platforms that enhances options of forum-shopping, but that these opportunities are highly context-specific, depending on timing and topic. I propose the concept of kaleidoscope multilateralism to explain the behavior of rising powers like Brazil within the highly fluid and somewhat fragmented global governance landscape of the new millennium, including the risks and benefits arising from membership in such a coalition.

Bio: Adriana Erthal Abdenur (PhD Princeton, AB Harvard) is a Fellow at the Instituto Igarapé, in her native Rio de Janeiro.  She researches and publishes on the role of rising powers, including the BRICS, in international security and development.  Recent publications include articles in the journals Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Global Governance, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, IDS Bulletin, and Africa Review.  She co-wrote the book India China: Rethinking Borders and Security (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and edited, with Thomas G. Weiss, the volume Emerging Powers at the UN (Routledge, 2016).

July 29-30, 2016

Call for Papers, TIPES 2nd Interdisciplinary Workshop, Politics in Hard Times: Emerging Markets after the Global Recession There is no registration fee and suggestions for accommodation are available upon request. Hosts: Center for Research on Globalization, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM)

Turkish International Political Economy Society (TIPES) Organizers: Alper H. Yağcı, University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. Kerem Çoban, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Description: The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for in-depth discussion of current political economy research on the aftermath of the global recession, and to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange among scholars. The workshop is in particular devised for younger scholars, ranging from advanced graduate students to early-career faculty members, who seek detailed and informed feedback on their work. Papers from all social disciplines taking positive or critical perspectives are welcome. The unifying theme of the workshop will be political and policy responses to the global crisis. Papers that put Turkey in comparative perspective with other emerging markets are especially welcome.

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July 16, 2016 ​The 5th Peacemakers Conference “Migration and Securitization of Europe: Views from the Balkan Corridor” will be held on July 16, 2016 at Research Center For Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) followed by a 3-day Workshop.

July 22, 2016 The 6th Eurasian Peace Science Conference will take place at Özyeğin University on July 22nd, 2016.

May 20,2016

Koc Universirty – Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem/ International Relations Seminar Name: Michael Bernhard – University of Florida Title: Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter? Place & Time: CAS 127 & 15:00 Abstract: How do two central institutional subsystems of democracy – party systems and civil society – affect the persistence of democratic regimes? Despite the ability of each of these institutions to provide sources of countervailing power that make politicians accountable and thus responsive, distributionist accounts of democratic breakdown provide few insights on how such institutions may encourage parties to reach accommodation. We argue that these institutions provide credible threats against anti-system activities that would otherwise threaten the democratic compromise. We test our argument with newly available data from the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project by analyzing all episodes of democratic breakdown from 1900-2001. Using a split population event history estimator, we find evidence that these institutions not only forestall the timing of breakdowns among transitional democracies but also that a strong party system is critical to setting democratic regimes on the path of consolidation. Link: Michael Bernhard, Allen Hicken, Christopher Reenock and Staffan I. Lindberg. “Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter?”  Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 4. April 2015.  https://v-dem.net/media/filer_public/62/8e/628e4e08-ffb4-45ee-84c5-a25032d1b0dc/v-dem_working_paper_2015_4.pdf Bio: Michael H. Bernhard is the inaugural holder of the Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair in Political Science at the University of Florida. His work centers on questions of democratization and development both globally and in the context of Europe.  Among the issues that have figured prominently in his research agenda are the role of civil society in democratization, institutional choice in new democracies, the political economy of democratic survival, and the legacy of extreme forms of dictatorship. Prior to coming to Florida, Bernhard was on the faculty of Penn State University for twenty years.  He has also been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Sociology and Philosophy at Warsaw University and the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.  He has delivered public lectures at a large number of public and private universities in the United States and Europe, and has conducted archival and field work in Poland, Germany, England, and Hungary.In his career Bernhard has  held a number of important administrative responsibilities — chair of the APSA section on European Politics and Society, chair of the Network on the Historical Study of States and Regimes of the Council on European Studies,  member of the editorial board of Penn State Press, and the chair of the editorial committee of the newsletter of the comparative democratization section of the American Political Science Association. Bernhard received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and has graduate degrees from Yale (M.A. Russian and East European Studies), and Columbia (Ph.D. Political Science).  He has taken short-term courses of study at the Louis Kossuth University in Debrecen (Hungary), Jagellonian University in Krakow (Poland), the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), and Goethe Institute in Boppard am Rhein (Germany).

May 3,2016

Koc Universirty – Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem Seminar Name: Mehmet Kerem Coban Title: Essays on Political Economy of Banking Regulation in Turkey : Financial Consumer Protection, Macroprudential Regulatory Governance, and the Adoption of Basel III Place: CAS 288 Time: 17:00-18:30 Abstract: : The Essays in the PhD thesis focus on three major areas in banking regulation, namely financial consumer protection, macroprudential regulatory governance, and the adoption and transfer of Basel III regulatory framework in Turkey.  The topic of this talk touches upon the first area. It examines the rise of financial consumer protection around the world, and seeks to understand the political economy of financial consumer protection in Turkey with a focus on the emergence of the regulation on fees, commissions, and charges in the Turkish banking sector. The essay asks a simple question: Why did the policymakers decide to act on this policy area although the consumers have been frequently complaining about misconduct in the sector since at least 2003 when the banking regulatory agency started keeping track record in its annual reports. The field research in the form of interviews with officials at the banking regulatory agency, the Ministry of Customs and Trade, consumer groups, and bankers. The essay concludes that the regulation was driven by the convergence of both endogenous and exogenous dynamics. Second, the talk will briefly visit the findings on the macroprudential regulatory governance and the adoption of Basel III regulatory framework in the country. The former will assess the findings from a domestic political economy perspective, while the latter analyses the transfer/diffusion of the framework from an international perspective which pays more attention to the new membership of an emerging economy to an old standard-setting club. Finally, the talk will end with an analysis of overlap of these areas, which were chosen just due to the researcher’s curiosity, in a domestic and global economic and political conjuncture which is and will presumably be marked with slow economic growth, income inequality, and the threat to the independence of central banks and independent regulatory agencies. Bio: Mehmet Kerem Coban is a PhD Candidate at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Visiting Researcher at the Center for Globalisation, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koc University. His research interests include political economy of development, financial liberalization, bank regulation, and development aid. Kerem obtained his Master’s Degree in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva in 2013; and Bachelor’s in International Relations in Kadir Has University, Istanbul in 2011. He interned at the UNDP Office in Geneva, and the General Consulate of Turkey in Geneva. He can be contacted at m.keremcoban@u.nus.edu

April 28,2016

Koc Universirty – Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem/ International Relations Seminar Name: Cem Gürdeniz Title: ‘The Republic Fleet: An indispensable instrument of Turkish Foreign Policy and Defense’ Place: CAS 288 Abstract:  The Republic Fleet has been an important instrument of Turkish National Power since its foundation on 29 October 1923. Atatürk has first strenghtened the Navy which inherited very few assets from Ottoman era through establishment of naval ministry and new acquisitions form abroad while developing proper infrastructure mainly  a new shipyard at Golcuk for  maintenance and support. A credible Navy was ready in late 19270s. The very existence of the navy paved the way for realization of Montreux Convention which regained the sovereignty of the Turkish Straits and  helped the shape up Greco-Turco relations while assuring new order in the Blacksea as well as in the Mediterranean. Ataturk has become the best leader since then for using the fleet as an instrument for implementing defense and foreign policies of the new Republic under both naval as well as gunboat diplomacies. This practice has continued during world War Two, Cold War as well as post cold war eras.  This presentation covers major milestones and important historical events concerning such utilization of the fleet between 1923 and 2016.

Bio: Admiral Cem Gurdeniz is 1979  graduate of Turkısh Naval Academy majoring International Relations. After serving at surface warships as division officer and department head he has concluded his first postgraduate education on Management at US Naval Postgraudate School  in 1984 and his second at Universite Libre Bruexelles in 1993 on international Politics. He has also finished Turkish Naval War College in 1989.  His shore tours includes  different postings at main HQ of the Navy in Ankara as well as NATO HQ in SHAPE Belgium. After serving executive officer, commanding officer and squadron commander in different destroyers and guided missile frigates he was selected as rear admiral lower half in 2004 and upper half in 2008.

He has served three times as head of Plans and Policy Division of the Navy as well as Commander of the Amphibious  Ships and Mine Squadrons between 2004 and 2011 respectively.  In 2012 he retired. Between 1980 and today, he has written more than 30 articles in Turkish Naval Digest.  He has written two naval prestige books, one maritime dictionary in English, two maritime history books and one navigation book. He is a columnist on naval/maritime matters as well as a lecturer as such. He is the founding director of Koç University Maritime Forum.

 

 

April 27,2016

Koc Universirty – Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem/ International Relations Seminar Series Name: Robert H. Wade-London School of Economics Title: The middle-income gravity field and China’s geo-economic ‘anti-gravity’ strategy, to Greece and beyond Place: CAS Z25 Abstract: : I begin by reviewing evidence attesting to the low frequency with which low- and middle-income countries have reached high-income in the past half century (especially if one excludes countries sitting on valuable natural resources, and if one uses, say, 50% of US per capita income as the high-income threshold). The world economy seems to contain forces analogous to gravity which hinder developing countries’ rise in production capabilities and income, and protect the hierarchical inter-state structure established through the 19th and 20th centuries.  China (and earlier, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore) are major exceptions; they together hold the world record for fast speed through the middle income zone. Having set the larger context, I discuss China’s current development conundrums, and how it is building up ‘infrastructural alliances’ to its west (having next to no ‘military alliances’, unlike the US) in order to bind countries closer to it, ease imports and exports, and get higher long-run returns on its foreign exchange reserves than buying US Treasuries. We can think of this as China’s ‘anti-gravity’ strategy, which is complemented by its territorial claims in the East China and South China Seas (to use the Chinese names). Bio: Robert H. Wade is professor of political economy at the London School of Economics.  A New Zealand citizen, he was educated in Washington DC, New Zealand, and at Sussex University. He worked at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex),  the World Bank, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School,  MIT Sloan School, and Brown University. To answer Adam Smith-type questions about how economies create income and wealth, he has conducted fieldwork in Pitcairn Is., Italy, India, Korea, Taiwan, Iceland, and inside the World Bank and IMF. His interests span trends in global growth, poverty and distributive inequality, national development strategies (including industrial policy), financial crises, the operation of the informal US empire, and global governance organizations. And also the profession and ethics of economists. Author of Irrigation and Politics in South Korea (1982), Village Republics: The Economic Conditions of Collective Action in India (1988, 1994, 2007), Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asia’s Industrialization (1990, 2004). Latter won the American Political Science Association’s award of Best Book in Political Economy, 1992. He was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2008.

April 26,2016

Koc Universirty – Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem Seminar Name: Alper H. Yagcı – University of Massachusetts Amherst Title: Technological innovation, developmental dilemmas and the role of public policy: The case of genetically modified crops Place: CAS 288 Time: 17:00-18:30 Abstract: : Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in general, and the genetically modified (GM) crops for agricultural production in particular, have been subject to heated debate due to possible implications on public health, the environment, and economic development. In commercial use since 1996, the practice of GM crop production has now left behind two decades of historical experience. Alper Yağcı investigates why countries have adopted divergent public policies to regulate this practice. With comparative evidence from Argentina, Brazil, India and Turkey, he focuses on the role of agricultural interest groups and civil society activists in influencing public policy. The evidence also points that the choice of public policy can consequentially affect the socio-economic impact of new technology. Bio: Alper H. Yağcı is a scholar of comparative politics and international political economy. He has defended his PhD thesis at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016 and will begin teaching at Ozyegin University’s Department of International Relations. Visiting Researcher at the Center for Globalisation, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koc University. His research on the political economy of Occupy protest events has appeared on the journal of Government and Opposition.

April 18,2016 Koc University- CAS 127 -15:00 Faculty Of Administrative Sciences And Economics – IR Seminar Name: Daryal Batibay Title: “The Cyprus problem-2016: Year of Settlement?” Abstract:  Ambassador (R) Daryal Batibay will focus on the following topics in his talk;

  • Frozen conflict of 53 years. Many failed attempts for a solution.
  • New factors supporting a settlement:
    •  political leadership on both sides of the island divide,
    • narrowed income differential between the two communities,
    • Greek Cypriot dissillution with the EU,
    • Discovery of energy resources.
  • Progress in the negotiations:
    • areas of convergence,
    • property issue: role of the ECHR judgement and the need for funds,
    • areas presently unresolved and possible compromises;
    • territory, guarantees.
  • Pulic opinion, Greek Cypriot elections-May 2016,
  • End of 2016: deadline for a settlement?

Bio:  Ambassador (R) Daryal Batibay has BA in Internatinal Relations from Ankara University and Master of Public Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), as Foreign Service Officer in 1969. He was ambassador to Crotia and China; Director General for Multilateral Affairs, MFA; and Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg. Ambassador Batibay retired from the MFA in 2011. He lectured at Middle East Technical University and Ekonomi University, İzmir. He speaks English, French, intermediate Russian. He is married with two sons.

March 31, 2016

GSSSH Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series by Prof. Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University Location: Founders Hall, Koç University Sarıyer – 16:00 Peter J. Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. Bio: His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Katzenstein’s work addresses issues of political economy, security and culture in world politics. His current research interests focus on the politics of civilizations; on questions of public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; regionalism in world politics; and German politics. Recent books include: Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (Routledge, 2012). Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizational Processes beyond East and West (Routledge, 2012). Civilizations in World PoliticsPlural and Pluralist Perspectives (Routledge, 2010). Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), with Rudra Sil. European Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-edited with Jeffrey T. Checkel. Rethinking Japanese Security (Routledge, 2008). Anti-Americanisms in World Politics, co-edited with Robert O. Keohane (Cornell University Press, 2007). Religion in an Expanding Europe(Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-edited with Timothy A. Byrnes. Beyond Japan: East Asian Regionalism (Cornell University Press, 2006), co-edited with Takashi Shiraishi. A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium (Cornell University Press, 2005).Rethinking Security in East Asia: Identity, Power, and Efficiency (Stanford University Press, 2004), co-edited with Allen Carlson and J.J. Suh. He is the author, coauthor, editor and coeditor of about 40 books, edited volumes or monographs and over 100 articles or book chapters.

Katzenstein served as President of the American Political Science Association (2008-09). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 1987 and the American Philosophical Society in 2009. He was the recipient of the 1974 Helen Dwight Reid Award of the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in international relations; of the American Political Science Association’s 1986 Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the United States on international affairs; and, together with Nobuo Okawara, of the 1993 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. One of his edited volumes, The Culture of National Security, was selected by Choice magazine as one of the top ten books in international relations in 1997. Katzenstein has been a Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. In addition he has held numerous fellowships, and he continues to serve on the editorial boards and academic advisory committees of various journals and organizations, both in the United States and abroad.

Since 1982 Katzenstein has served as the editor of over 100 books that Cornell University Press has published under the imprint of the Cornell Studies in Political Economy.

Since joining the Cornell Government Department in 1973 Katzenstein has chaired or been a member of more than one hundred dissertation committees. He received Cornell’s College of Arts and Science Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993, and, in recognition of sustained and distinguished undergraduate teaching, was made one of Cornell University’s Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows in 2004.

 

March 10,2016

GLODEM / International Relations Seminar Series

CAS  127 -17:00

Name: Peter Starke  -University of Southern Denmark

Title: Interest groups and the politics of social services

Abstract: Welfare states in the rich OECD countries are on the way to becoming social service states. What does it mean to be a social service state? What are the implications, especially for the politics of welfare state change? It can be shown that what makes social services ‘tick’ is very different from transfers (e.g. pensions). Services need to be produced and, in some fields like child care and eldercare, it is frequently private actors who deliver those services on behalf of the state. Unfortunately, social services have been rightfully called the ‘dark side of the moon’ for comparative welfare state research. Our theories and empirical approaches are so far ill-equipped to deal with the emerging state of affairs. What is missing, in particular, is comparative research on interest group feedback, such as the role of provider interest groups in mature welfare states. Some findings from the fragmented literature on provider interests, lobbying and welfare state change are presented. While some conclusions about the role of interest groups in the welfare state can be drawn, there is still very much we don’t know, however. The talk closes with a research agenda for the politics of social services.

Bio: Peter Starke is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He works at the Centre for Welfare State Research, where he studies the politics of welfare state change in comparative perspective, including the politics of retrenchment, globalization and policy convergence, and policy responses to economic crisis. He has published in journals such as Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of European Public Policy and theJournal of European Social Policy. Recent monographs include The Welfare State as Crisis Manager (2013, Palgrave Macmillan, with A. Kaasch, F. van Hooren) He is also co-editor of Warfare and Welfare: Military Conflict and Welfare State Development in Western Countries (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).