Halis Kiral, assistant professor at the Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey, is a visiting scholar in DCID for the 2017-2018 academic year. He also has extensive government experience, having worked Ministry of Finance of Turkey as a state budget expert, public finance expert, as head of the department of Central Harmonization for Internal Audit, and as head of the Budget Policy Department. He led several projects as head of the department of Central Harmonization for Internal Audit. This included publishing the Public Internal Audit Manual, the Information Technology Audit Manual, the Quality Assurance and Improvement Manual and the Performance Audit Manual for Public Internal Auditors (which is the first manual in the world that takes the perspective of internal audit towards performance audit.)
During his time at Duke, Kiral plans to focus on several topics including effects of tax policies on countries’ competitiveness, cost-benefit analysis, conditional cash transfers, and enterprise risk management models for public institutions. He will audit finance and applied economic courses, discuss ideas with Duke faculty, and share his research findings at DCID.
Kiral earned an MSPE in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. He received his Ph.D. in Economics at Hacettepe University, Turkey.