Erdem Başçı

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Erdem Başçı
Erdem Basci - World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia 2012 crop.jpg
Başçı at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in 2012
Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey
In office
April 19, 2011 – April 19, 2016
Preceded by Durmuş Yılmaz
Succeeded by Murat Çetinkaya
Personal details
Born 1966 (age 50–51)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Alma mater Middle East Technical University, Bilkent University, Johns Hopkins University
Occupation Academician, civil servant
Profession Economist

Erdem Başçı (born 1966) is a Turkish economist and the former Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey since April 2011.

Early life[edit]

He was born in 1966 in Ankara. After finishing the high school at TED Ankara College in 1983, Erdem Başçı was educated in electrical engineering at the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ), and graduated 1987 with a bachelor's degree. He received master's degrees in 1989 in business administration, and in 1990 in economics from Bilkent University, and in 1993 in economics from the Johns Hopkins University. In 1995, Erdem Başçı earned a PhD degree in economics from Bilkent University.[1]

He served between 1995 and 2003 as a member of the teaching staff at the Bilkent University, from 1999 on as an associate professor of economics.[1]


Erdem Başçı was appointed deputy governor of the Central Bank of Turkey on October 9, 2003. He was reconfirmed at this post on October 10, 2008. Erdem Başçı was appointed governor on April 14, 2011, succeeding Durmuş Yılmaz.[1]

After ending his official five-year term, Başçı was succeeded on April 19, 2016 by his deputy Murat Çetinkaya.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Doç.Dr. Erdem Başçı, Başkan" (in Turkish). TCMB. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  2. ^ Karanfil, Neşe (2016-04-12). "Erdem Başçı’nın yerine Merkez Bankası’nın başına Murat Çetinkaya geliyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Durmuş Yılmaz
Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey
April 19, 2011 – April 19, 2016
Succeeded by
Murat Çetinkaya