“Islamic Economics and the Market”

March 29-30, 2014; Istanbul, Turkey

The second Islamic Economics Workshop will be held on March 29-30, 2014 in Istanbul. The workshop will be organized by İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi, İLKE İlim Kültür Eğitim Derneği, İktisadi Girişim ve İş Ahlakı Derneği and İlmi Etüdler Derneği under the title of “Islamic Economics and the Market”. The workshop, in which the importance and meaning of the market in Islamic economics will be discussed, is expected to host experts from different universities around the world.

In the first workshop that was held on March 2-3, 2014 with the title “Basic Concepts and Thoughts”, studies on Islamic economics were evaluated and ideas about how the area of “Islamic economics” should be framed were debated. In this workshop, it was also specified that in order for “Islamic Economics” to become a worldwide economic system, studies and theories about micro and macroeconomics needed to be produced.

In accordance with this aim, the second workshop is planned to revolve around the topic market, which is a basic and symbolic concept of the current financial system. Thus, the concept of market as one of the pillars of the capitalist financial system, or its institution, is intended to be discussed from the point of view of Islamic economics. Some topics that may be discussed in the contents of this workshop are listed below:

Islamic economics and free market
Debates on socialism in Islamic economics
Welfare, distribution and justice
How should the markets be classified according to Islamic economics?
How should the market operate in Islamic economics?
Market tools in Islamic economics
Market “institutions” in Islamic economics
How should the transition from current market institutions to the conditions of market of Islamic economics occur?
In the workshop that will be held with a limited number of experts, presentations will be discussed in detail by the assigned debaters and participants. Output from the workshop will be published as a book and presented to the public.

Important Dates

Application and sending abstracts: 30.11.2013

Announcement of the accepted abstracts: 10.12.2013

Sending full texts: 15.02.2014

Announcement of the accepted full texts: 28.02.2014

Announcement of the final program: 05.03.2014

Workshops Date: 29 – 30.03.2014


Lütfi Sunar, İstanbul Üniversitesi
Nihat Erdoğmuş, İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi
Necmettin Kızılkaya, Yalova Üniversitesi
Taha Eğri, İstanbul Üniversitesi
Şükrü Alkan, İktisadi Girişim ve İş Ahlakı Derneği (İGİAD)
Davut Şanver, İlim Kültür Eğitim Derneği (İLKE)
Oğuz Karasu, İlim Kültür Eğitim Derneği (İLKE)
Merve Çakar, İlmi Etüdler Derneği (İLEM)

Abdulazeem Abozaid, PhD., Emirates Islamic Bank
Abdullah Durmuş, Asst. Prof. Dr., Akdeniz University, Faculty of Theology
Adem Esen, Prof. Dr., Istanbul Sebahattin Zaim University, Faculty of Economics
Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Associate Professor, Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics
Asad Zaman, Prof. Dr., International Islamic University, International Institute of Islamic Economics
Celali Yılmaz, Associate Professor, SPK
Cengiz Kallek, Prof. Dr., İstanbul Şehir University, Department of History
Erkan Erdemir, Associate Professor, İstanbul Şehir University, Department of Management
Fahim Khan, Prof. Dr., Riphah Center of Islamic Business
Feridun Yılmaz, Prof. Dr., Uludag University, FEAS, Faculty of Economics
Gülfettin Çelik, Prof. Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Economics
Haluk Songür, Associate Professor, Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Divinity
İsmail Eriş, PhD., Marmara University, Faculty of Theology
Lütfi Sunar, Asst. Prof. Dr., Istanbul University, Department of Sociology
Mahmut Bilen, Associate Professor, Sakarya University, Faculty of Economics
Masudul Alam Choudhury, Prof. Dr., Sultan Qaboos University, Department of Economics and Finance
Mehmet Babacan, Asst. Prof. Dr., Istanbul Commerce University, Department of Economics
Mehmet Saraç, Asst. Prof. Dr., Sakarya University, Faculty of Buisness Administration
M. Abdullah Şahin, Asst. Prof. Dr., İstanbul Şehir University, Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences
Murat Çokgezen, Prof. Dr., Marmara University, Faculty of Economics
Murat Taşdemir, Doç. Dr., Medeniyet University, Faculty of Economics
Necmettin Kızılkaya, Asst. Prof. Dr.,Yalova University, Faculty of Law
Necdet Şensoy, Prof. Dr., TCMB
Nihat Erdoğmuş, Prof. Dr., İstanbul Şehir University, Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences
Sabri Orman, Prof. Dr., TCMB
Tamer Çetin, Associate Professor, Yıldız Technical University, Department of Economics
Yusuf Alpaydın, PhD., MEB

Address: İlmi Etüdler Derneği Adres: Halk Caddesi, Türbe Kapısı Sokak, Hektaş İş Merkezi No:13/4 Üsküdar, İstanbul


Phone : (+90) (216) 310 4318


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