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Education: B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University; Ph.D., Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa
Ayhan Kose is the Deputy Chief Economist of the World Bank Group and Director of the Prospects Group. He is a member of the Chief Economist’s leadership team overseeing the Bank’s analytical work, and policy and operational advice. He also leads the Bank’s work on the global macroeconomic outlook, financial flows, and commodity markets. Under his management, the Prospects Group produces the Bank’s flagship reports Global Economic Prospects and Commodity Markets Outlook, in addition to other policy and analytical publications. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was Assistant to the Director of the Research Department and Deputy Chief of the Multilateral Surveillance Division in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He served in a wide range of roles supporting IMF’s analytical, policy, and operational work.
Mr. Kose has written extensively on international macroeconomics and finance. His articles have been published in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and many others. His latest book, Falling Long-Term Growth Prospects (co-edited), examines the evolution of global potential growth and its underlying drivers. His recent policy work focuses on global inflation, debt challenges, and business cycles.
Mr. Kose is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Dean’s Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Research Associate at the Center for Applied Macroeconomics (CAMA). He taught at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, INSEAD, and Brandeis International Business School. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Bilkent University. A native of Turkey, Mr. Kose was born and raised in Istanbul.