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Emre Tiftik

Director, Sustainability Research, Global Policy Initiatives

Emre Tiftik is currently Director of Sustainability Research at the Institute of International Finance. He is the creator and lead author of the IIF’s Global Debt Monitor, a quarterly report focusing on the evolving dynamics of sectoral indebtedness across mature and emerging markets. Since joining the IIF in 2011, Mr. Tiftik has authored and co-authored numerous publications on global capital flows, including the IIF’s monthly Capital Flows Tracker and Portfolio Allocation Trends report. He is also the lead author of the IIF’s quarterly flagship Capital Flows to Emerging Markets report and serves as the IIF’s point of contact for inquiries about the IIF’s analysis on capital flows and global debt.

Prior to joining the IIF, Mr. Tiftik served as a research assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey. Prior to that, he served as an analyst at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey where he participated in the evaluation of grant projects under the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey.


Mr. Tiftik has received several academic honors and awards including the Middle East Economic Association’s Ibn Khaldun Prize (2009), University of Maryland’s Graduate Fellowship (2008), and the Turkish Economic Association’s Research Price (2006). Mr. Tiftik completed his B.S. degree in Mathematics and holds a M.S. in Financial Mathematics at METU. He also holds two M.A. degrees in Economics- one from METU with a focus on applied econometrics and the other from UMD with a concentration in quantitative macroeconomic modeling.

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