Kemal Derviş

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Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development | The Edward M. Bernstein Scholar

Kemal Derviş speaks at a Brookings event.

Kemal Derviş is vice president and director of Global Economy and Development. Formerly head of the United Nations Development Programme and Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey, he focuses on global economics, emerging markets, European affairs, development and international institutions. | View Full Bio

  • In the News

    If every country tries to race towards the lowest rate, then in the end nobody gains. If you believe there should be no government at all, then fine. But if you believe some government is good, then you cannot have a system that erodes the tax base in all major countries.

    March 28, 2013, Kemal Derviş, New York Times
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    Rebalancing of the distribution of income may play a role in unlocking the U.S. economy’s growth potential in a sustainable way.

    November 30, 2012, Kemal Derviş, Reuters
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    A growing number of economists suspect that once inequality passes a certain point it may jeopardize economic stability and economic growth.

    November 29, 2012, Kemal Derviş, New York Times
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    Greece is small, however, it’s also an example. It can be scary, what happens in Greece, people feel that there may be contagion and happen in other countries.

    June 12, 2012, Kemal Derviş, CNN
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    The most important step Europe can take is to raise wages in countries such as Germany and the Netherlands that aren't in financial trouble.

    April 23, 2012, Kemal Derviş, USA Today
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    The mistake…that [political] leaders shouldn't make…is to raise expectations in a way that disappointment becomes unavoidable.

    November 11, 2011, Kemal Derviş, National Public Radio