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economics professor

Korkut Boratav, Turkish economics professor. Lieutenant Turkish armed forces, 1967-1969. Member of Turkish Social Science Association (director 2004-2006).

Background

Boratav, Korkut was born on December 4, 1935 in Konya, Turkey. Son of Pertev and Hayrunnisa (Bilgi) Boratav.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Ankara University, Turkey, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Ankara University, Turkey, 1964.

Career

After his graduation from Ankara Gazi Lycee in 1955, he continued his studies at Ankara University, Law School. In 1960 he became a lecturer and researcher in that university in Finance and Economics, by getting a postgraduate degree on Public Finances. He was granted a doctoral degree in 1964 with his thesis about “income distribution and public finance”.

He taught at Cambridge University between 1964-1966. In 1975, he worked as a specialist in the Health and Welfare Department of the United Nations Organisation, in Geneva, Switzerland. In early 1980, he became a professor at Ankara University.

But after three years, he was dismissed from his position after the "1402" law put into effect by the Military coup of 1980 in Turkey. He then taught at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare from 1984–1986 and thereafter returned to his previous position at Ankara University. He has retired from teaching since 2002.

He was honored in 2005 by a conference about his work, organized by Ankara University and History Foundation of Turkey. He continues to publish as one of the most influential scholars of Turkish economy and economic history. He is the son of renowned Turkish folklorist Pertev Naili Boratav.

Politics

In 1972 he was granted an assistant professorship at Ankara University for his thesis on "Progress of the Socialist Planned Economy".

Membership

Lieutenant Turkish armed forces, 1967-1969. Member of Turkish Social Science Association (director 2004-2006).

Connections

Married Cigdem Egilmez. Children: Olus, Elvan, Sinan.

father:
Pertev Boratav

mother:
Hayrunnisa (Bilgi) Boratav

spouse:
Cigdem Egilmez

children:
Olus Boratav

Elvan Boratav

Sinan Boratav