Mehmet Asutay is a Professor of Middle Eastern & Islamic Political Economy and Finance at the Durham University Business School; the Director of the Durham Centre in Islamic Economics and Finance; is the programme director for MSc in Islamic Finance & MSc in Islamic Finance and Management programmes, and is also the Director of the Durham Islamic Finance Summer School.
His research, publication, teaching and supervision of research is all on Islamic moral economy, Islamic banking and finance, the Middle Eastern economies, and the political economy of Middle East political economies including Turkish political economy.
His articles on his research interest have been published in various international journals and magazines. He has published and edited books on various aspects of Islamic moral economy and Islamic finance, the latest of which are: Takaful Investment Portfolios: A Study of the Composition of Takaful Funds in the GCC and Malaysia, (co-authored with A. Tolefat) published in 2013; and Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risks (co-edited with H. Ahmed and R. Wilson) published in 2014; and the following three edited volumes (co-edited with A. Turkistani) published in 2015 by Gerlach Press: Islamic Finance: Political Economy, Values and Innovation; Islamic Finance: Performance and Efficiency, and Islamic Finance: Risk, Stability and Growth.
Mehmet is the Managing Editor of the Review of Islamic Economics; Associate Editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences; and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, and Borsa Istanbul Review. He is also the Honorary Treasurer of BRISMES (British Society for Middle East Studies) and of the International Association for Islamic Economics.
Mehmet has delivered lectures in a number of conferences, universities and professional organisations on the topics related to his research interests; and has contributed to teaching in various Islamic finance programmes in various universities in the world.