Mehmet Asutay teaches and supervises research on Islamic Political Economy, Islamic Banking and Finance, Political Economy of the Middle East, Middle East Economy, Turkish Political Economy, and Kurdish Political Economy. He is the Program Director for the MA/MSc in Islamic Finance, a program run jointly by SGIA and Durham Business School.
Before moving to Durham University, he was a Lecturer in Economics and Social Theory at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (affiliated to Loughborough University). He also tutored at the Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
Mehmet Asutay is the Managing Editor of the Review of Islamic Economics, and an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. He is also the Treasurer of BRISMES.
He holds a BA in Public Finance from the University of Istanbul (Turkey), an MSc in Public Finance also from the University of Istanbul, a Postgraduate Diploma in Economic and Social Policy Analysis from York University (UK), an MA in Economics of Public Policy from the University of Leicester (UK), and a PhD in Political Economics (Searching for Economic and Political Nexus: Political Business Cycles and the Impact of Politics on the Macroeconomy in Turkey), from the University of Leicester.
Different Cultures and Different Business Models: Islamic Model