Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1988.
Assistant professor Department of Economics State University of New York, Buffalo, 1988—1995. Associate professor Department of Economics Florida International University, Miami, Florida, since 1995.
Fellow: Social Science Research Council (fellowship 1995-1996). Member: American Economic Association.
Married Latife Kurt, August 20, 1986. Children: Kurthan Baris, Dilara Neslihan.