The Second Annual Conference on Current Issues in Economic Governance was held at Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey, April 2-3 , 2008. The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading research economists from among business leaders, government officials, academics, economic development practitioners and researchers. This web site contains the video, simultaneous translations in five languages and text or visuals of the sessions if available. Clicking the picture will start the video in its original language. Translations into other languages can be selected by clicking the corresponding language.

Welcoming Addresses
 


  Prof. İhsan Doğramacı
Founder and President, Bilkent University

Duration: 2:46

  Durmuş Yılmaz
Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

Speech: 21:06
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  Ali Babacan
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey

Speech: 26:35
| ENG | TUR | FRE | ARA | RUS |



Session I
 

  Chair: Donald Johnston
Former Secretary General of OECD

Duration: 02:21
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  Edmund Phelps
Columbia University, Nobel Laureate

Speech Title: Key Uncertainties in Innovative Financial Markets and Monetary Policy-Making
Duration: 19:05
| ENG | TUR | FRE | ARA | RUS |

  Sinan Shabibi
Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq

Duration: 15:47
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  Questions and Answers

Duration: 22:35
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Session II
Chair: Robert Mundell
Columbia University, Nobel Laureate
 

  Heydar Babayev
Minister of Economic Development, Azerbaijan

Duration: 13:57
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  Ali Boukrami
Institute of Economics, Algeria

Speech Title: Initiatives toward Good Economic Governance in Algeria
Duration: 13:04
| ENG | TUR | FRE | ARA | RUS |


  Hakan Berument
Bilkent University

Speech Title: A Bird's Eye View of Our Environment: Guidelines for Policy Design
Duration: 17:20
| ENG | TUR | FRE | ARA | RUS |
  Questions and Answers

Duration: 3:21
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  Mehmet Şimşek
Minister of State in Charge of Economy, Turkey

Keynote Address: Turkey Beyond 2008
Presentation

 

Session III
Chair: Edmund Phelps
Columbia University, Nobel Laureate
 

  Robert Mundell
Columbia University, Nobel Laureate

Speech Title: Imported Inflation and the Future of the Dollar
Duration: 27:18
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  Erdem Başçı
Vice Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

Speech Title: Asset and Liability Dolarization in Turkey: Causes and Consequences
Duration: 16:32
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Presentation

  Daniyar Akishev
Deputy Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan

Speech Title: Challenges and Prospects of Development for Kazakhstan Banking Sector
Duration: 19:57
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Presentation
  Questions and Answers

Duration: 32:07
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Session IV
Chair: James Mirrlees
Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Nobel Laureate
 

  Finn Kydland
University of California, Santa Barbara, Nobel Laureate

Speech Title: On the Importance of Long-Run Policy Consistency
Duration: 30:40
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Presentation

  Mehmet Yörükoğlu
Vice Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

Speech Title: Economic Convergence and Decoupling in Monetary Policy
Duration: 27:24
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Presentation

 

Refet Gürkaynak
Bilkent University

Speech Title: Policymaking in Small Open Economies: It Is Not The Global Factors, It Is You
Duration: 15:25
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Presentation

  Questions and Answers

Duration: 21:00
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Session V
Chair: Heydar Babayev
Minister of Economic Development
 

  Donald Johnston
Former Secretary General of OECD

Speech Title: Bubbles: Are We Condemned To See Them Repeated?
Duration: 19:04
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  Ahmet Tıktık
Director, Strategic Development Unit, State Planning Organization of Turkey

Speech Title: Competition Policy, Implementation and Macroeconomic Performance: The Prospects for Turkey
Duration: 20:16
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Presentation

  Ahmet Kesik
Director of Strategic Development Unit, Ministry of Finance

Duration: 20:16
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Presentation
  Questions and Answers

Duration: 12:30
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Session VI
Chair: Finn Kydland
University of California, Santa Barbara, Nobel Laureate
 

  James Mirrlees
Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Nobel Laureate

Speech Title: Moral Hazard and Regulating Lenders
Duration: 25:10
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  Selin Sayek Böke
Bilkent University

Speech Title: Differential Effects of Capital Flows
Duration: 20:16
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Presentation

  Ahmed İbraihi Ali
Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Iraq

Speech Title: Capital Investment Policy of the Central Bank of Iraq
Duration: 08:59
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  Questions and Answers

Duration: 12:30
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Session VII
Panel: Concluding observations and recommendations for the next year's meeting

Duration: 23:27
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  Finn Kydland
University of California, Santa Barbara, Nobel Laureate


  James Mirrlees
Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Nobel Laureate



 

Closing Address
 

  Nazım Ekren
Minister of State and Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey

Duration: 27:31
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