Meryem Gökten

Economist

email: goekten@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-49

Meryem Gökten is Economist at wiiw. Her research focuses on macroeconomic analysis, fiscal policy, and monetary policy. Prior to joining wiiw, she worked as a researcher in the Financial Markets and Institutions Unit at Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and as a consultant in the Country and Financial Sector Analysis Division at the European Investment Bank (EIB). She provided research services for the EBRD-EIB-WBG Enterprise Survey Reports and contributed research projects in the field of internalization, trade, innovation, and investment & productivity. She holds a master’s degree in economics from University of Freiburg and bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Heidelberg.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'How far from full employment? The European unemployment problem revisited' (with Philipp Heimberger and Andreas Lichtenberger), Elsevier, European Economic Review, Volume 164, 104725, May 2024
Shorter papers and comments
  • 'Das riskante geldpolitische Experiment der Türkei' (with Richard Grieveson), FIW-Spotlight, 1. Juni 2023
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Chinese Investments in European Non-Maritime Transport Infrastructure' (with Francesca Ghiretti, Jacob Gunter, Olga Pindyuk, Gregor Sebastian, Bernd Christoph Ströhm, Plamen Tonchev and Zuzana Zavarská), European Parliament, Research for TRAN Committee, Study, December 2023
  • 'Chinese Investments in European Maritime Infrastructure' (with Francesca Ghiretti, Jacob Gunter, Olga Pindyuk, Gregor Sebastian, Plamen Tonchev and Zuzana Zavarská), European Parliament, Research for TRAN Committee, Study, September 2023

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'TURKEY: Monetary policy struggling to contain inflation', The Crisis is Over, but its Scarring Effects are Hindering Recovery, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2024, Vienna, April 2024, pp. 131-134
  • 'TURKEY: A balancing act between growth and disinflation', Beneath the Veneer of Calm, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2023, Vienna, October 2023, pp. 133-136
  • 'TURKEY: Election uncertainty looming', Sailing Through Rough Waters, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2023, Vienna, April 2023, pp. 121-125
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Turkey: Challenges persist despite tighter monetary policy', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 1/2024, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2024, p. 47
  • 'How far from full employment? The European unemployment problem revisited', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 12/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 12, Vienna, December 2023, pp. 11-18
  • 'Turkey: Signalling a shift to orthodox monetary policies', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 7-8/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July-August 2023, p. 48
wiiw Working Papers
  • 'Full Employment: A Survey of Theory, Empirics and Policies' (with Aleksandr Arsenev, Philipp Heimberger and Andreas Lichtenberger), wiiw Working Paper, No. 249, Vienna, June 2024
  • 'How Far from Full Employment? The European Unemployment Problem Revisited' (with Philipp Heimberger and Andreas Lichtenberger), wiiw Working Paper, No. 245, Vienna, April 2024

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