Hasan Gürak, born in Istanbul, acquired an undergraduate degree with distinction in economics in 1977 from the University
of Lund (Sweden). Besides working in the private sector he continued post-graduate studies in Sweden between 1977 and 1981.
The author presented his PhD Thesis at the University of Istanbul in 1991. Once returned to Turkey permanently in 1993, he
started a career as an academic. Presently he is engaged in academic research in the field known as Heterodox Economics,
aiming to develop alternative theories and analyses in mainstream economics.