M. Ayhan Kose conducts research in international macroeconomics and finance. His recent research focuses on business and financial cycles, macroeconomics of emerging markets, and growth and volatility implications of financial globalization. He has authored a number of policy-oriented papers on these topics. Technical versions of many of these papers have been published in leading academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, and Journal of Development Economics. His research has been featured in various media outlets, including the New York Times, Economist, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. He has also written articles for a variety of policy publications, such as the IMF World Economic Outlook, Finance & Development, Foreign Policy, and Euromoney Emerging Markets Handbook. His latest book, Emerging Markets: Resilience and Growth Amid Global Turmoil (Brookings Institution Press, co-authored with Eswar Prasad), provides a comprehensive assessment of the resilience of emerging markets in the face of the global financial crisis. He is the Co-Editor of the IMF Economic Review and the Editor of the IMF Research Bulletin.
Kose teaches Global Economics in Booth’s Executive MBA Program. He is currently Assistant to the Director in the IMF Research Department. He previously worked for the United States and Canada desks of the IMF Western Hemisphere Department. Before joining the IMF, he worked at Brandeis International Business School where he was the recipient of the Bernstein Faculty Award. Additionally, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at INSEAD, and a guest lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Cornell University.
Kose earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara-Turkey.