Haluk Levent is Professor of Economics at the Department of Management, Istanbul Bilgi University. He holds MSc. degrees from Istanbul Technical University, and Ph.D. Degree from Istanbul University. He has been visiting scholar at the Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, Sydney University and World Bank. He is the author of a number of book chapters and various research papers published in domestic and international academic journals such as the European Journal of International Management, Middle East Development Journal, International Review of Applied Economics, The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, and others. He has also been among the authors of several reports on the labour markets, income distribution and poverty in Turkey funded by the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) and different national and international institutions.