Nida Çakır Melek is a senior economist in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She joined the Bank in August 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. from UCLA. She holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and an M.A. degree in Economics from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Her primary areas of research are macroeconomics, international economics, and energy economics.

Professional Journals and Books

  • "Resource Booms and the Macroeconomy: The Case of U.S. Shale Oil" with Michael Plante and Mine K. Yücel, Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 42, pages 307-332
  • "Productivity, Nationalization, and the Role of 'News': Lessons from the 1970s" Macroeconomic Dynamics, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp. 1264-1298

Economic Review Articles

Research Working Papers

Economic Bulletin

The Main Street Economist