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Mehmet Asutay

Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK
Mehmet AsutayMehmet Asutay

Mehmet Asutay is senior lecturer in Middle East and Islamic political economy and finance at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. He teaches and supervises masters and doctoral research on various aspects of Islamic economics, banking, and finance; economies of the Middle East and Muslim countries; and political economy and economic development related subjects. He is a co-director of the Durham Islamic Finance Programme and course director of the MA/MSc in Islamic finance at the Durham Islamic finance summer school. He is managing editor of the Review of Islamic Economics, and associate editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. He has published articles and books on Islamic moral economy and finance, and on issues in Turkish and Middle Eastern political economy.

Articles by this Author

  • Islamic Microfinance: Fulfilling Social and Developmental Expectations
    by Mehmet Asutay
    Islamic banking and finance (IBF) has become a mainstream financing method utilized by Islamic, as well as conventional, banking and financial institutions all over the world. Recently, however, IBF has been criticized for its social failure, in the sense that its operations are not different from the existing conventional tools minus the interest. An essential nature of this criticism is related to the foundational axioms and principles of IME...

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