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Kemal Derviş is Senior Fellow with the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Akbank. He was the Vice President of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, Executive Head of the UNDP, member of the Turkish Parliament, and Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for Turkey's recovery programme after the devastating financial crisis that hit the country in February 2001.
Dr. Derviş earned his Bachelor’s (First Class Honours) and Master’s Degrees (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has published several books and many articles in academic journals as well as current affairs publications, in English, Turkish, French and German, on topics ranging from mathematical models of economic growth to macro-economic policy, social mobility, international trade, European affairs, global governance and climate change. Recent books include a collection entitled Reflections on Progress, Essays on the Global Economy published by the Brookings Press in July 2016, Inequality in America: Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives (2012) co-authored with Uri Dadush and others, Europe’s Crisis, Europe’s Future (2014) co-edited with Jacques Mistral and G20 at Five: Time for Strategic Leadership (2014) co-edited with Peter Drysdale. Kemal Derviş has a monthly column published in many languages in newspapers around the world by Project Syndicate.