Kutlay Ebiri with Husamettin Unsal and Boris Taubvurtzel at the Embassy of the Russian Federation




Mr. Ebiri holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of York (1976), a M.Sc. in Demography and Population Dynamics from Hacettepe University, Ankara (1970). His Bachelorís degree is in Economics and Finance from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences (1968). Mr. Ebiri is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship (1970-1974) and the author of various research studies on capital, labor mobility, technology, economic planning. He has also contributed to many World Bank and IFC projects on Latin America, Central and Southern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Between 1981 and 2006, Mr. Ebiri held senior level positions in both the World Bank and IFC covering regions from Latin America to Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, and worked on a variety of subjects from macroeconomics to social sectors, from economic modeling to private sector development. Between 1992 and 1995, he was the World Bank Representative for Albania, and between 1996 and 1997, he established and managed the World Bank Resident Mission in Azerbaijan. Between 2000 and his retirement in 2006, Mr. Ebiri was the Chief Economist and Strategist of the Central and Eastern Europe Region at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is a global investor committed to promoting the development of its member countries by financing economically and financially sound, and environmentally and socially sustainable investment projects by the private sector. Before he joined the World Bank Group, Mr. Ebiri held various positions with the Turkish Government, including State Planning Organization, Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank. He also taught economics, planning and technological change at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara.


Ph.D. in Economics, University of York (G. Britain), 1976 Master of Science, Population Dynamics, Hacettepe University, Ankara, 1970 Bachelor of Science, Economics and Finance, Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, 1968


Europe and vicinity (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Albania, Turkey) Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay)


Argentina: Social Sectors in Crisis, World Bank, 1986
Argentina: Public Investment Review, World Bank, 1985
"Turkish Apertura", in Turkey in the World Capitalist System, ed. H. Ramazanoglu, Gower, 1985
"Impact of Labor Migration on the Turkish Economy", in Guests Come to Stay, ed. Rosemarie Rogers, Westview Special Studies, Westview Press, Boulder, 1985
Argentina: Country Economic Memorandum, World Bank, 1983
An Assessment of the Economic Model of the Turkish Fourth Five-Year Plan, State Planning Organization, 1977
Capital and Labor in the Turkish Manufacturing Industry, 1960-1975, State Planning Organization, 1976


Turkish (native); English (excellent); Spanish (good); Azerbaijani (good); French (fair)

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