Orkun Saka

Orkun Saka is an Associate Professor of Economics at the City, University of London, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a Research Associate at the Systemic Risk Centre and STICERD, and a Research Affiliate at the CESifo network.

How Do Cultural Stereotypes Spread Through Multinational Banks?

In new research, Barry Eichengreen and Orkun Saka find that trust, shaped by cultural stereotypes, partially determines how multilateral banks decide which...

The Costs of Political Misalignment: Forest Fires and Bank Loans in Turkey

Recent wildfires in Turkey have not only destroyed more than 95,000 hectares of its coastal forestland but also divided the country further...

The Digital Divide During Epidemics: Who Benefits From New Financial Technologies?

A new paper finds that exposure to an epidemic in the current year significantly increases the likelihood that an individual completes financial...

The Covid-19 Vaccine is Nearly Here. The Question is: Will People Take It?

In addition to the challenges involved in manufacturing and distributing the new Covid vaccine from Pfizer, the reluctance of many Americans to...

Can Covid-19 Erode Young Individuals’ Trust in Politics for Decades to Come?

A new study shows that exposure to an epidemic during one's “impressionable years” (18-25) has a persistent negative effect on trust in...

Revenge of the Experts: Will Covid-19 Diminish Trust in Science and Scientists?

It is often argued that the Covid-19 pandemic will reverse the ongoing trend of diminishing trust in science and scientists. A new...

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