For most of the past decade, Turkey’s economy has been an example of stable growth, fiscal discipline, and a heaven for foreign direct investment. In the last couple of years, however, the Turkish economy began to exhibit some problems largely due to political intrusions and overly populist policies. In 2014, most of the economic team that had led public economic and financial institutions throughout the years of record economic growth has been replaced with political loyalists.
Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to organise an exclusive dinner with Professor Dogan Cansizlar to discuss Turkey’s new political economy and risks ahead. Dogan Cansizlar is professor of economics and finance at Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey. He is the former chairman of Capital Markets Board (SPK), the Turkish equivalent of Securities Exchange Commission in the United States. Throughout his bureaucratic career of more than two decades, Prof. Cansizlar served at the top of various economic policy and public finance related ministries and agencies in Turkey including Ministry of Finance, National Realty Administration and Budget and Financial Control Agency.