Deputy Director

Mehmet Emre Tiftik is Deputy Director in the Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Policy Department. His major fields of study are international economics and finance with particular interests in G7 and Emerging Europe. Prior to joining the IIF in 2011, Mr. Tiftik served as an instructor and teaching assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). From 2005 to 2008, he worked as a research assistant at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey. Prior to that, he served as a junior research analyst in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey where he participated in the evaluation of grant projects under the Delegation of European Union to Turkey.

Mr. Tiftik has received numerous 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics at METU. He also holds two Master’s degrees in Economics- one from METU with a focus on applied econometrics and the other from UMD with a concentration in quantitative macroeconomic modeling.