Professor Fikret Şenses is Professor of Economics at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He has numerous academic publications on developmental economics, industrialisation, stability policies, labour markets and economics education. He has completed his BA, master’s and PhD education in the UK, consecutively at Warwick University, Lancaster University and the London School of Economics. He has served as visiting research fellow in Harvard University (1987 – 1988), Institute of Development Studies, UK (September 1989) and Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo (July – October 1990).