Biography

Heiko Schuss

PhD.: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, Institute of Economics, 2006.

Research Areas: Institutional Economics, Development Economics, Business Culture, Economy of the Middle East and Turkey, Islamic Economics and Islamic Finance.

Short Biography: Dr. Heiko Schuss received both his Diploma in Economics and Business Administration and his MA in Oriental Philology, Islamic Studies and Economics from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 1996. He acquired his PhD degree at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2006. Prior to joining Abdullah Gül University’s Department of Economics in 2014, he worked as assistant at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg between 2001 and 2013. His research focuses on the economic development of Turkey and the Middle East taking into consideration the historical, social, and cultural background factors. He also does research on Islamic Finance and Islamic Economics. He has authored several publications and presented numerous papers on these topics at national and international conferences.

Selected Publications:
- H. Schuss, “Wirtschaft und Islam”, (Economy and Islam), in Brunner, Rainer (ed.): Islam: Einheit und Vielfalt einer Weltreligion (Islam: Unity and Diversity of a World Religion), Stuttgart, pp. 452 – 462 (2016) 
- H. Schuss, “Ökonomische Aspekte der islamischen Pilgerfahrt“, (The Economic Aspects of the Islamic Pilgrimage), in Herbers, Klaus; Lehner, Hans Christian (ed.): Unterwegs im Namen der Religion/On the Road in the Name of Religion: Pilgern als Form von Kontingenzbewältigung und Zukunftssicherung in den Weltreligionen/Pilgrimage as a Means of Coping with Contingency and Fixing the Future in the World's Major Religions, Stuttgart, pp. 85 – 93 (2014)
- H. Schuss, "Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung von der Gründung der Republik bis heute", (The Economic Development from the Foundation of the Republic until today), in: Steinbach, Udo (ed.): Länderbericht Türkei, Schriftenreihe der Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn, pp. 328–368 (2012) 
- H. Schuss, "Wirtschaftskultur und Institutionen im Osmanischen Reich und der Türkei: Ein Vergleich institutionenökonomischer und kulturwissenschaft-licher Ansätze zur Erklärung der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung", (Economic Culture and Institutions in the Ottoman Empire and in Turkey: A Comparison of Institutional Economics and Cultural Economics in order to explain Economic Development), Schiler Verlag, Berlin (2008)

Teaching at AGU:

- Hum 101, Humanities 1, Module: Poverty

- Hum 102, Humanities 2, Module: Distribution of Income

- BA 225, Microeconomics

- ECON 222, Economics for Engineers

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