Serkan Arslanalp

Senior Economist in the Global Markets Analysis Division and contributor to the Global Financial Stability Report, IMF

Serkan Arslanalp is Senior Economist in the IMF’s Global Markets Analysis Division and contributes to the Global Financial Stability Report (lead chapter). Serkan is also a member of the Fund's market surveillance team. In recent work he has studied financial stability risks in the Japanese and the U.S. financial systems, U.S. monetary exit outlook and implications for U.S. term premium and G7 bond markets, financial and economic risk-taking behavior in advanced economies, and private sector leverage trends and prospects in advanced and emerging market economies.

With his colleague Takahiro Tsuda, he maintains a widely-used database on the global investor base for sovereign debt, publicly available online at the IMF. His research has been published in leading journals, including the IMF Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Journal of Finance. His most recent country engagement was Japan, where he participated in the 2013-14 Article IV discussions with the authorities and conducted banking stress tests for the 2012 Financial Sector Assessment Program. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from MIT and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

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