Refet Gürkaynak is Professor of Economics and department chair at Bilkent University. He has written several influential articles on the relationship between asset prices and monetary policy, which has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the American Economic Review. Prior to his current position he was an economist at the Monetary Affairs Division of the Federal Reserve Board. He has been the recipient of awards from the Central Bank of Turkey, the European Central Bank and the Turkish Academy of Sciences. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) in Frankfurt and CESIfo in Munich. He has a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.