Bachelor in Finance, Ankara (Turkey) University, 1967. Master of Business Administration in Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1971. Master of Arts, Hunter College, City University of New York, 1972.
Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, City University of New York, 1974.
Research associate Center on Social Welfare Policy, Columbia University, New York City, 1969-1975. Research economist City University of New York, 1978-1980. Assistant professor Lehman College, City University of New York, 1978-1984, associate professor, 1985-1989, professor, since 1990.
Consultant Turkish Management Association, Istanbul, 1975-1977. Visiting professor University Pavia, Italy, 1988-1989.
Member American Economics Association, International Institute Public Finance, History of Economics Society, Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics.
Married Emine Hayrunnisa, August 23, 1966. Children: Pinar, Emre.