Economist (b. 1926, Stip / Macedonia – d. 10 December 2007, İstanbul). He attended İstanbul 16th. Primary School, İstanbul Fatih Elementary School and graduated from Vefa High School (1943), Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences (1947) and Ankara University, Faculty of Law (1950). He worked as an academician (professor) at İstanbul University where he did his Ph.D. and in many universities such as Cornell University in the United States (1955-77) and the University of Melik Abdul Aziz (1980-82). He was a member of the Committee for the Selection and Evaluation of the Managers of the Islamic Development Bank (1977-78), a counselor of Islamic Banking at the İstanbul Conference, a lecturer at Türk-İş College of Trade Unionism (1965-76), a member of the University of Melik Abdulaziz International Economy of Islam Consultation Committee (1978-82), a member of the Committee of Trustees of the Middle East Technical University (1977-79) and member of the Committee of Trustees of the Islamabad (Pakistan) International University of Islam from 1985; he was also among the members of the Organization of International Industrial Relations, the Turk- Libya Institute of Friendship and the Turk- Saudi Arabia Institute of Friendship. From 1966 he worked at the Turkish Council of Higher Education and after 1998 he worked as a member of the Board of Directors of the Faisal Finance Corporation and as an academician at Fatih University.
He is known especially for his articles and books about Islamic Economics and research into possibilities of co-operation between Islamic countries and also in the areas of economy and foreign policy. His articles have been published in reviews and newspapers such as Forum, İktisat Fakültesi (1955), Sümerbank (1963), İslâm Düşüncesi (1968), Türk Dünyası (1969), Büyük Türkiye (1971), Kubbealtı Akademi Mecmuası (1977), İslâm Tetkikleri Enstitüsü Dergisi (1978), Akademi (1979), Yeni İş Dünyası (1984), Altınoluk (1987), Boğaziçi Mecmuası (1984), Hür Düşünce (1966) Arabia (1986), Fetih (year: 1 number: 2), İslâm (1992), Yeni Türkiye (1997) etc. He has also presented papers at national and international conferences and many of his hundreds of articles have been published in award and collaborative books. He won the Islamic Development Bank Economics of the Islamic World Award in 1992, the Islamic Bank Award in 1996 and he was honored with the Writers Union of Turkey Eminent Services Award in 1992 for his contributions to science and culture.
Modern İktisat ve İslâm (Modern Economics and Islam, 1969), Avrupa Ortak Pazarı ve Türkiye (The European Common Market and Turkey, 1970), Türkiye’nin Nüfus Sorunu (The Problem of Population in Turkey, 1973), (Possibilities of Economic Co-operation Between Middle Eastern Countries (undated), İslâm ve İktisadi Nizam (Islam and the Economic System, 1979), İslâmın İktisadi Görüşü (Islam’s View of Economy, 1981), Survey of Muslim Education (1985), İslâm, İnsan ve Ekonomi (Islam, People and Economy, 1992), Türk İslâm Dünyasının Yeniden Yapılanması (Reconstruction of the Turk-Islam World, 1993).
He has carried out research and done various studies in the area of economics.
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) – Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013). Mücellidoğlu Ali Çankaya / Yeni Mülkiye Tarihi ve Mülkiyeliler (c. 5, 1968), Cemal A. Kalyoncu / İktisadın Duayeni (Aksiyon dergisi, 9 / 15 Ekim 1999), Siyasi İstikrar Yokken Ekonomik İstikrar Olmaz (Suzan Sağlam’ın röportajı, Eğitim Bilim dergisi, Ocak 2000), Özgür Akyol / “Sabahattin Zaim’de Muhafazakârlık Düşüncesi” (Doğu-Batı Üç Aylık Düşünce Dergisi (sayı: 58, Ağustos-Eylül-Ekim 2011, s. 229-242).