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Prof. Savas Alpay

  • Prof. Savas Alpay

    Chief Economist at the Islamic Development Bank

    Prof. Savas Alpay received his PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1997, and taught at different universities in Turkey. Other than academia, his professional experience also includes consultancy services at an international consultancy firm in the USA, and board membership on the Board of a Public Regulation Authority in Turkey. The principal focus of his earlier research has been on interactions among economic growth, international trade and the environment with an emphasis on the design and implementation of policies towards sustainable growth. More recently, his research focuses on policies towards boosting the equitable and inclusive socio-economic development as well as the knowledge economics, science and technology policies in developing countries. His first book titled “Trade and the Environment” was published by Kluwer in 2002, and more recently he has been the editor of many books on social and economic issues pertaining to OIC Member Countries. He has authored many articles published in different journals and conference proceedings. He has also served as the editor of the Economic Cooperation and Development Review and the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, which publish scholarly articles on socio-economic development in the OIC Member Countries as well as in other developing countries. After serving as the Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) between 2006 and 2015, Prof. Alpay has joined the Islamic Development Bank as the Chief Economist in June 2015.

    Prof. Savas Alpay received his PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1997, and taught at different universities in Turkey. Other than academia, his professional experience also includes consultancy services at an international consultancy firm in the USA, and board membership on the Board of a Public Regulation Authority in Turkey. The principal focus of his earlier research has been on interactions among economic growth, international trade and the environment with an emphasis on the design and implementation of policies towards sustainable growth. More recently, his research focuses on policies towards boosting the equitable and inclusive socio-economic development as well as the knowledge economics, science and technology policies in developing countries. His first book titled “Trade and the Environment” was published by Kluwer in 2002, and more recently he has been the editor of many books on social and economic issues pertaining to OIC Member Countries. He has authored many articles published in different journals and conference proceedings. He has also served as the editor of the Economic Cooperation and Development Review and the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, which publish scholarly articles on socio-economic development in the OIC Member Countries as well as in other developing countries. After serving as the Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) between 2006 and 2015, Prof. Alpay has joined the Islamic Development Bank as the Chief Economist in June 2015.

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