Güven Sak - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Güven Sak

Senior Associates

The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, TEPAV

Areas of Interest:

  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy


  • Ph.D., Economics, Middle East Technical University, 1994
  • M.A., Economics, University of East Anglia, 1984


  • Managing Director, Economic Policy Research Institute, TEPAV, 2004–present
  • Professor of Public Economics, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University, 2003-present
  • Columnist, Referans (daily economic newspaper), 2003–present

Latest Publications:

  • “Flexibility of Small Firms” ERF Conference held in Beirut, 2004 (with E.Taymaz).
  • “Enterprise Sector Reform” Conference on Turkey: Towards EU Accession at Bilkent University in Ankara. 2003 (with I.Arslan).
  • “The Problem with publicly owned banks: the story of duty lossess in Turkey” paper submitted to 59th conference of International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF). 24-28 August 2003.
Working Papers

How Flexible are Small Firms? An Analysis on the Determinants of Flexibility

Although the standard microeconomic analysis is usually based on the assumption of the existence of ... read more


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