About

Ergun UNUTMAZ was born in 1979 in Eskisehir, Turkey. After completing his BA degree in Economics (in English) at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir he continued his studies in Econometrics, and European Economic Studies (in English and French). Respectively he obtained MSc and MA degrees from Gazi University, Ankara and College of Europe, Bruges.

He worked 3 years for Turkish Airlines and afterwards he decided to pursuit his career in public sector. From 2004 to 2015 he has worked for the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Turkey as a Finance Expert at the General Directorate of Budget and Fiscal Control. As an economist, with the financial markets in main focus, he works currently as a Strategist and Portfolio Manager. 

He has participated to various training and internship programs both in mainland and abroad. Programmes in EU specialization held by Ankara University European Studies Centre; Training in Capital Markets at the Istanbul Stock Exchange; Budget and Risk Management in the United Kingdom; Public Financial Management Training at the National Academy for Finance and Economy in the Netherlands are among the most prominent.

In addition to his mother language Turkish, he is a proficient user in English, independent user in French and German, and basic user in Croatian. Ergun UNUTMAZ also practices Aikido for years and holds ELO to take part in international Chess tournaments. Travelling and Photography are among his free time activities.

WRITTEN WORKS OF THE AUTHOR

Dissertations
1)

Forecasting the Volatility of the Euro against the US Dollar: For Whom Does It Matter?

2012

English
2)

Modeling the Exchange Rate Volatility with Econometric Methods and an Analysis of Relationship between Defined Model and the ISE100 Index

2011

Turkish
3)

Analyses of Relationships between Macroeconomic Indicators and Budgetary Figures

2008

Turkish
Research
4)

An Insight into the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis: Essential Causes of the Crisis and Measures Taken There After

2012

English
5)

Which Chocolate Tastes Better: Swiss or Belgium?

2011

English
6)

Financial Globalization and a Euro – Dollar Comparison as a Reserve Currency

2007

Turkish
7)

Historical Development of Economic Integration in the EU and an Analysis of Euro at the Fifth Anniversary of Its Implementation

2007

English
       
Essays
8) Istanbul: A Rough Guide

2012

English
9) Belgium and Life at the College

2011

Turkish