Graduated from METU, Department of Economics (1986). Worked at TUIK and Isbank Headquarters (1986-1993). Received MA (1996) and PhD (2000) degrees from Purdue University both in Economics. Worked at Kirikkale University and Aksaray University (2000-2015). Became associate professor (2004) and full professor (2009) in economic development and international economics. He has been working as professor of economics at N. Erbakan University since 2015. He has published in a wide range of areas including 19 books, 15 translated books from English, contributed to 55 edited books, and around 100 scientific articles in different national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Areas of interest include general equilibrium analysis, agriculture and agricultural policies, regional economic integration, Turkey-EU relations, economic freedoms, globalization and free market economy. He is a member of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA).