Bio of Ayse Imrohoroglu

Ayşe İmrohoroğlu is a Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Her research combines theory and data to shed light on questions concerning business cycles, social security, employment, and crime. Recently, her work has focused on understanding the differences in savings rates across countries. Her findings indicate that differences in productivity, tax rates, government intervention such as the one-child policy or long-term care costs can easily lead to big variations in saving rates across counties. She served as an editor to the European Economic Review between 2012 and 2018; was department chair at the Finance and Business Economics Department at USC between 2004 and 2007; and an economic advisor to the Central bank of Turkey between 2013 and 2015. 

For the last 11 years, she has been the co-organizer of an economics workshop at Koc University that is intended to bring researchers from the U.S. and Turkey together. Since 2010, she has been serving as a Board Member of TASSA.