Orkun is a financial economist by training and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European Institute. His research revolves around financial crises and political economy of finance. So far, he has worked on the measurement of financial contagion in the European sovereign debt markets, the lender-of-last-resort role of the European Central Bank, sovereign debt home bias in European banks’ balance sheets, and the political lending cycles in developing countries. His research has been presented at many central banks around Europe including the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.
He holds a PhD in Finance from Cass Business School, City, University of London and an MSc (Finance) from LSE. During PhD studies, he also worked as a research consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and was a visiting researcher at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT).