Erhan Akkaş

BIOGRAPHY

Erhan Akkaş holds a BA in Economics from Istanbul University. He has an MA in Global Political Economy from the University of Sussex – his thesis examined the impact of Sovereign Wealth Funds on the GCC countries. Currently, Akkaş is a PhD candidate at the Islamic Economics and Finance department of Durham University, and his dissertation is on the knowledge-based economies and Islamic finance in the GCC countries. Akkaş also conducts field studies and research projects in the GCC region, with a specific focus on political economy, economic development, Islamic finance, sovereign wealth funds, and the knowledge-based economy.