I am an economist, and a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. My most recent book is Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=4294988425). For my full bio and other publications, go to drodrik.scholar.harvard.edu.
I was born and grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. I still follow Turkish politics very closely, as you will find out if you spend any time with this blog.