Derin Aksit

Derin Aksit

PhD Candidate 2020-2021

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Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website
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Thesis Title: "Essays on Unconventional Monetary Policies"  - Download Abstract (PDF)

Fields: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Main Advisor: Prof. Jonathan Wright

Research:
"How to Model Forward Guidance and Address a Larger Puzzle" (Job Market Paper)
"Unconventional Monetary Policy Surprises: Delphic or Odyssean?" (Second Chapter)
"Identification of the Forward Guidance and QE Surprises in the UK" (Third Chapter)
"Breaking the Zero Lower Bound Period: The Shift Across Two Unconventional Policies" (In Press, Economics Letters)

Professional Experience:
Dissertation Fellow, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2020
PhD Intern, Monetary and Financial Conditions Division, Bank of England, 2018
Research Assistant and Contributor, Econ-ARK Project, 2017

Distinctions:
Eugenio and Patricia Castillo Award, for the best performance in the first two years of the PhD program, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
Departmental Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-Present
Valedictorian, Bilkent University, 2015

Conference and Seminar Presentations:
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Research Department Seminar: Nov 2020
Southern Economic Association Meeting, Graduate Student Session (Invited): Nov 2020
Washington University in St. Louis, Graduate Student Conference: Nov 2020
Johns Hopkins University, Macro Seminar: Nov 2017, Oct 2018, Apr 2020, Sep 2020
European Economic Association Annual Congress: Aug 2020
Western Economic Association International Annual Conference: Jun 2020
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Finance Brown Bag Seminar: Mar 2020
Bank of England, Macro-Finance Brown Bag Seminar: Aug 2018

Teaching:
Elements of Macroeconomics: Summer 2019, Summer 2017 (Instructor)
Investments & Portfolio Management: Fall 2020 (TA)
Macroeconomic Theory: Spring 2020 (TA)
Elements of Macroeconomics: Fall 2019, Fall 2016 (TA)
Econometrics: Spring 2019, Fall 2017 (TA)
Monetary Analysis: Fall 2018 (TA)
Corporate Finance: Spring 2018, Spring 2017 (TA)

References:
Professor Jonathan Wright - wrightj@jhu.edu
Professor Olivier Jeanne - jeanne@jhu.edu
Professor Gregory Duffee - duffee@jhu.edu