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Dr. Ulaş Şener

Dr. rer. pol. Ulaş Şener

Dr. rer. pol. Ulaş Şener

Research Assistant

 

Campus Griebnitzsee
August-Bebel-Str. 89, Haus 1, Room 2.47

 

consulting hours
Office hours during lecture period: Tuesday 10-11 am. Please make an appointment via mail.

Fields of Interest

  • International Political Economics
  • Development Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Pluralism in Economics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Financialization/ Financial and Economic Crisis
  • EU-Integration/ Peripheral Development
  • Turkey
  • Political Economy of Populism

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics at the Potsdam University. Ph.D. Thesis: Die relative Autonomie der Zentralbank - Eine politökonomische Analyse der türkischen Geldpolitik nach 2001 [The relative autonomy of the central bank – a political economy analysis of the turkisch monetary policy after 2001]
  • M.A. in Economics, J.W.Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main
  • Magister Artium in Political Science, J.W.Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main

Awards, Grants and Scholarships

  • Pilot project in E-Learning, by the President of the University of Potsdam, 2018
  • Jörg-Huffschmid-Award 2017 for outstanding PhD thesis in the field of Political Economy
  • Post-Doc at the Potsdam Graduate School 
  • Conference grants by the Potsdam Graduate School, 2014-18
  • Publication Grant by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Turkey Section, 2008
  • Research Grant by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, 2007-2008
  • Ph.D. scholarship by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, 2006-2008
  • Conference grant by the International Postgraduate Center/ J.W.Goethe University, 2005
  • Conference grant by the Turkish Secretariat General for EU Affairs. 2004
  • Concerence organisation grant by the Körber Foundation, 2003
  • Research grant by the MacArthur Foundation and the Peace Research Institut Frankfurt, 2000
Dr. rer. pol. Ulaş Şener

Dr. rer. pol. Ulaş Şener

Research Assistant

 

Campus Griebnitzsee
August-Bebel-Str. 89, Haus 1, Room 2.47

 

consulting hours
Office hours during lecture period: Tuesday 10-11 am. Please make an appointment via mail.

Publications

Monographs/Editorship

  • The political economy of Independent Central Banking in the age of financialization and populism with a case study on Turkey, book manuscript in preparation
  • (2016):Die relative Autonomie der Zentralbank - Eine politökonomische Analyse der türkischen Geldpolitik nach 2001 [The Relative Autonomy of the Central Bank: A Political Economic Analysis of the Turkish Monetary Policy after 2001], Potsdam Economic Studies 5, Potsdam University Press 
  • (2014): Die Neutralitätstheorie des Geldes [The Neutrality Theory of Money], Potsdam Economic Papers 4, Potsdam University Press
  • (2008): Perspektiven auf die Türkei: ökonomische und gesellschaftliche (Dis)Kontinuitäten im Kontext der Europäisierung [Perspectives on Turkey: economic and social discontinuties in the context of Europeanization], ed. with I.Ataç, B.Küçük, Verlag Westfälische Dampfboot, Münster [Werfen sie einen Blick in die Einleitung].
  • (2003): Finanzmarktliberalisierung und ihre mittelfristigen Effekte auf die türkische Ökonomie in den 1990er Jahren: Verschuldung und Finanzkrise 2000/01 [Financial Market Liberalization and the mid-term Consequences on the Turkish economy in the 1990s], unpublished MA Thesis, Goethe University Frankfurt

Articles/Book Chapters/Essays

  • ‘Political Economy under Popular Authoritarianism: The Case of the Turkish Monetary Policy and its Crisis’, manuscript in preparation
  • Financialization and the Depoliticization of Monetary Policy, manuscript in preparation
  • Unconventional Monetary Policy in the Periphery: The Turkish Monetary Policy after the Global Financial Crises, manuscript in preparation
  • (2019 forthcoming): Why Central Bank Independence rests on the Idea of Money Neutrality: Explaining the theoretical link, in: Progressive Post-Keynesian Economics: Dealing with reality, ed. by J. Jespersen/F. Olesan, Edward Elgar, submitted
  • (2016): Monetary Policy under the AKP Government, in: Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, Vol. 32, Issue 1
  • (2011): Turkish Monetary Policy in the Post-Crises Era: A Further Case of New Consensus?, in: Credit, Money and Macroeconomic Policy: A Post-Keynesian Approach, ed. by C. Gnos and L.P. Rochon, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
  • (2008): Die Neoliberalisierung der Geldpolitik - Der monetäre Policy-Mix der Türkei nach der Krise 2001, in: Perspektiven auf die Türkei: ökonomische und gesellschaftliche (Dis)Kontinuitäten im Kontext der Europäisierung, ed. ders. et.al, Verlag Westfälische Dampfboot, Münster
  • (2005): Marktlogik und Modernisierung - Politökonomische Aspekte der EU-Annäherung der Türkei, in: MALMOE, Nr.26, Wien (with I.Ataç)
  • (2005): Aufeinanderprallende Diskurse: Der türkische EU-Beitritt und die besondere europäische Frage, in: Kurswechsel, Nr. 1/2005, Wien (with I.Ataç)
  • (2002): Türkei im Wandel: Finanzkrisen - politischer Islam - EU-Annäherung, in: MGWU, Nr. 3/2002, Wien (with A.Odman and I.Ataç)

Book review

  • (2017) ‘Economics Rules, The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science’, by Dani Rodrik, in: European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies, Nr. 3/17.
  • (2008):Dollarization, Euroization and Financial Instability - Central and Eastern European Countries between Stagnation and Financial Crises?, in: Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, Vol. 24, Issue 4

 

Selected Conference Contributions and Talks

  • Sep. 2018 ‘Monetary Policy under Populist Authoritarianism: – The Case of Turkey’ 9th Annual Conference in Political Economy, IIPPE and Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
  • Juni 2018 ‘Central bank independence in historical and contemporary perspective: A critical account of an old new narrative’ European Society for the History of Economic Thought Annual Conference, Complutense University of Madrid.
  • Mai 2018 ‘Political Economy under Neoliberal Authoritarianism: The Case of the Turkish Monetary Policy and its Crisis’, Workshop: Authoritarianism, Democracy, and Citizenship in Contemporary Turkey, Center for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity, Potsdam
  • Sep. 2017 ‚Warum Zentralbankunabhängigkeit auf der Neutralitätstheorie des Geldes beruht und Geldpolitik nicht entpolitisiert werden kann‘, Summer School “Finanzsystem und Gesellschaft”, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt
  • Sep. 2017 ‘Financialization, commercial bank money and de-politicization of monetary policy’, 8th Annual Conference in Political Economy, Joint conference IIPPE, CPERN, IPE, Berlin
  • Apr. 2017 ‘Why Central Bank Independency (CBI) rests on the Idea of Money Neutrality - Explaining the theoretical link.’, 4th Nordic Post-Keynesian Conference, Aalborg University
  • Sep. 2016 ‘Unconventional Monetary Policy in Times of Crises: Evidence from Turkey’, 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy, International Trends and National Differences, School of Economics & Management, Lisbon
  • Sep. 2015 ‘A critical inquiry of independent central banks: Who gains from 'independent' monetary policy?’, 2nd World Keynes Conference, New Economic Thinking - A Better Way Forward!, Pamukkale University, Denizli
  • Sep. 2014 ‚The scope and limits of autonomy - A critical inquiry of the Turkish monetary policy after the global financial crises’, 5th Annual Conference in Political Economy, The Crisis: Scholarship, Policies, Conflicts and Alternatives, University of Naples, L'orientale, Naples
  • July 2012 ‘The relative autonomy of monetary policy – A critical inquiry of contemporary mainstream economics and the myth of depoliticization’, Joint conference AHE, IIPPE, FAPE, Political Economy and the outlook for capitalism, Université Paris 1, Sorbonne, Paris
  • Mar 2012 ‚Die Entpolitisierung der Geldpolitik am Fallbeispiel der Türkei‘, Workshop, Türkeiforschung in Deutschland II Arbeitsfelder und Perspektiven, Universität Hamburg
  • May 2011 ‘The depoliticization of monetary policy - A theoretical assessment of some dubiousities in contemporary monetary economics’, 2nd Annual Conference in Political Economy, Neoliberalism and the Crises of Economic Science, Istanbul University
  • Mar 2008 ‘Turkish Monetary Policy between 2001-2006’, Departmental seminar, Eitan Berglas School of Economis, Tel-Aviv University
  • Dec. 2007 ‘Turkish Monetary Policy in a Post-Crises Era: A Further Case of New Consensus?’, Conference, Principles of Post-Keynesian Economic Policies, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon
  • Nov. 2007 ‘Turkish Monetary Policy in a Post-Crises Era’, 4th Annual HM-Conference, School of Oriental and Afican Studies, London
  • Oct. 2007 ‘Turkish monetary policy in the post-crises era: a case of growth through debt?’, Conference, Finance-led capitalism? Macroeconomic effects of changes in the financial sector, Research Network Macroeconomic Policies, Berlin
  • Sep. 2007 ‚Abschied von der Vollbeschäftigung – Alternativen zum Workfare-State?‘ Kongress, Von den Ein-Euro-Jobs zum „Dritten Arbeitsmarkt“, Fachhochschule Dortmund
  • Feb. 2005 ‚Rezeption der Beitrittsverhandlungen mit der Türkei: eine Kritik des „politökonomischen Diskurses in der EU‘, Forschungsseminar, Forschungsgruppe European Integration (FEI), Philipps-Universität, Marburg