- Sakarya University
Mahmut Bilen was born in 1969, Adana, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the Faculty of Economics, İstanbul University in 1992. He got his MA and Ph.D degrees in Economics from the same University. He began teaching at Sakarya University, Turkey in 2002. He was research fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaing between 2008 and 2010. His research interests cover the areas of economic development, economic growth, poverty and inequality. Mr. Bilen is a Professor at the Department of Economics at Sakarya University.