Famous Economists from Turkey

List of notable or famous economists from Turkey, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Turkey and even some popular economists who immigrated to Turkey. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Turkish economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Turkey is included when available.

This list contains people like Nouriel Roubini and Daron Acemoğlu.

This historic economists from Turkey list can help answer the questions "Who are some Turkish economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Turkey?" These prominent economists of Turkey may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Turkish economists.

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  • Ahmet Alkan

    Ahmet Ugur Alkan is a Turkish economist and the former dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences(FASS) at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. Alkan is a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
  • Alev Alatlı (born 1944 in Menemen) is a Turkish economist, philosopher, columnist and bestselling novelist.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Turkey
  • Dani Rodrik (born August 14, 1957) is a Turkish economist and Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was formerly the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of the Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. The question of what constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are more successful than others at adopting it is at the center of his research. His works include Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science and The Globalization ...more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kamer Daron Acemoğlu (Turkish: [daˈɾon adʒeˈmoːɫu]; born September 3, 1967) is a Turkish-born American economist who has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 1993. He is currently Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. He was named Institute Professor in 2019. Born to Armenian parents in Istanbul, Acemoglu was educated in the UK and completed his PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE) at 25. He lectured at LSE for a year before joining the MIT. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005. Acemoglu is best known for his work on political economy. He has authored hundreds of papers, many of which are co-authored with his long-time ...more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Erdem Başçı is a Turkish economist and the current Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey since April 2011.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
  • Fatih Birol
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    Fatih Birol

    Fatih Birol (born 22 March 1958, in Ankara) is a Turkish economist and energy expert, who has been the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) since 1 September 2015. He previously served as the Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics at the IEA in Paris.He is responsible for the IEA’s flagship World Energy Outlook publication, which is recognised as the most authoritative source for strategic analysis of global energy markets. He is founder and chair of the IEA Energy Business Council which provides a forum for cooperation between the energy industry and policymakers. Birol has been named by Forbes magazine among the most powerful people in terms of ...more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey