Economist and writer (b. 14 February 1927, İstanbul) He graduated from İstanbul University, School of Economics, received his PhD at the Paris Faculty of Economics (1955) and became an associate professor in 1958. He became a professor at İstanbul University, School of Economics in 1977. He is still an academician at Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics and Chief of the Department of Economic Theory and History of Economic Thought.
He has given lectures as a guest professor at various universities. He managed the first 17 issues of the review Toplum ve Bilim. He is known for his research Osmanlı Toplumu ve Asya Üretim Tarzı (Ottoman Society and the Asiatic Mode of Production)
Asya Üretim Tarzı ve Az Gelişmiş Ülkeler (The Asiatic Mode of Production and Less Developed Countries, 1967), Asya Üretim Tarzı ve Osmanlı Toplumu (The Asiatic Mode of Production and the Ottoman Society, 1967), Mikroiktisat (Microeconomics, 1982), Osmanlı Toplumu ve Asya Üretim Tarzı (The Ottoman Society and the Asiatic Mode of Production, 1982), Oğuz'dan Selçuklu'ya (From Oghuz to Seljukian Period, 1994), Kök Türkler (Köktürks, 3rd edition with the name “Central-Asia Turkish Empire”, 2005).
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 (2007) – Ünlü Fikir ve Kültür Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 3, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), TYB Kültür ve Sanat Yıllığı (2015).