04 February 2017
The third of the IKAM Conferences was addressed by Arif Ersoy, who is the Vice Rector of Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University and the director of the International Islamic Economic and Finance Research and Application Center of the same university. The presentation entitled "Islamic Economic Solutions to Contemporary Economic Problems” was held on Saturday, February 4, at the İlke Association's new building located on Halk Caddesi, Türbekapısı Sokak, Üsküdar.
Arif Ersoy, known for his scholarship and political identity as well as his participation in many national-international events related to Islamic Economy, presented comparisons of the Islamic Economy with the dominant economic system in his presentation blending his experiences. The talk started at 18:00 and his discussion made mention of solutions to the present economic problems which Islamic economics may offer.
Who is Arif Ersoy?
He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University in 1974. In 1976 he completed his master's degree at Leeds University in England. Then he completed his doctorate of economics at Ege University in 1979. In 1982, he started his career as an assistant professor in the department of economics at Dokuz Eylül University. He has been a guest lecturer at Renmin University in China for his post-doctoral studies in 1990. In 1992, he earned the title of "Professor of Economics" at Dokuz Eylül University. Between 1994-1999 and 1999-2002, he served two terms in Çorum Municipality. He served as the Secretary General of the Economic and Social Research Center (ESAM) between 2002 and 2016. Ersoy retired from Yıldırım Beyazıt University on January 1, 2016 and currently serves as the Vice Rector of Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University and the director of Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University International Islamic Economics and Finance, Research and Application Center.