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Yusuf Hilmi Işık

Education: B. Sc degree from the London School of Economics, Master’s degree in the same field from the University of Birmingham. Career: Head of the Strategic Research Department at the State Planning Organisation of Turkey, 1998-99. Vice-Chairman of OECD’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee, 1996. Has been teaching economics at METU, Ankara. In 2002-2005, adviser to Kemal Derviş during the latter’s term of Office as Minister for the Economy and then M.P. Since December 2012: Adviser to the Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) President. Areas of Interest: Macroeconomic and social policies, the Knowledge Economy, Development, governance and contemporary social democracy, G 20. Pieces of work: Include: Three co-authored articles on “Turkey’s Economic Development in the EU Perspective” published by CEPS, Brussels, 2004; a book (in Turkish) with Kemal Derviş “Exit from the Crisis and Contemporary Social Democracy”, 2006; a section on “The Knowledge Economy and the Turkish Economy’s Development Prospects” (in Turkish) in “Knowledge” edited by H. Odabaşı and H. Anameriç, 2006; a series of articles published in “Social Europe”, 2009-2011; articles in ‘’ReflectionsTurkey’’, 2012-2014; his latest article is ‘’G 20 and the Turkish Presidency’s Perspective’’, published (in Turkish) in the Review ‘’Bilge Strateji’’, Fall 2014.