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Durham University

Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance


The Centre comes under the umbrella of both the Durham Business School and the School of Government and International Affairs bringing together the expertise and reputation of leading academics in the field of Islamic Economics and Finance.

This research group is no longer active.

Recent Visiting Academics

Dr Etem Hakan Ergec

Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administration Sciences, Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
Visiting Period: 1 February–31 July 2013
Research Projects: Empirical Islamic finance; Performance and efficiency of Islamic banks in Turkey

Professor Saduman Okumus

Professor of Business Administration at the Faculty of Commerce, Istanbul Commerce University, Istanbul, Turkey
Visiting Period: 1 July – 31 December 2012
Research Project: Islamic banks in Turkey: financial and political economy perspectives.

Professor Zuriah Abdul Rahman

Arsyad Ayub Graduate Business School, Faculty of Business Management, Selangor, Malaysia
Visiting Period: 8 - 24 August 2012
Research Project: Islamic Insurance in the UK: A strategic pact for members in the Commonwealth countries

Dr Kamil Gungor

Assistant Professor of Public Finance, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey
Visiting Period: 15 June -14 September 2012
Research Project: Islamic finance and taxation in Turkey

Dr Shinsuke Nagaoka

Associate Professor in Islamic Finance at Kyoto University, Japan
Visiting Period: 1 March - 31 December 2011
Research Project: Theoretising Islamic finance and economics

Dr Mahmut Zortuk

Associate Professor of Econometrics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Dumplupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey
Visiting Period: 1 November - 1 December 2010
Research Project: Energy Policy and Economic Development: An Empirical Analysis for Selected Country

Dr Fatih Yardimcioglu

Lecturer in Public Finance, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
Visiting Period: 1 September 2010 - 6 April 2012
Research Project: Education and economic growth in Turkey

Dr Cengizhan Yildirim

Lecturer in Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bolu Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
Visiting Period: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2011
Research Project: Economic liberalism and income distribution in Turkey


Visiting Academic Programme