Dr.Aydin is professor of economics at Alfaisal University. He received his bachelor's degree in Public Finance, master's degree in International Economics, and two doctoral degrees, one in Education and the other in Economics. He worked as a researcher at Florida State University and Florida TaxWatch Research Institute for nine years after receiving his first doctoral degree. He also taught at Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College for several years.
Dr.Aydin has conducted research in variety of topics including local and state government budget analysis, economic impact studies, tourism, higher education, virtual education, information technology, and Medicaid. He has published theoretical and empirical papers on these matters. He presents his works through conferences and seminars at top universities around the world including Harvard and Cambridge. In total, Dr. Aydin has completed over forty research projects; authored seven, translated two, and co-authored three books; and published many peer-reviewed articles. Dr.Aydin currently focuses on Islamic economics, human nature, subjective well-being, neureconomics. He is currently directing two two-year research projects worth of nearly one million riyals funded by KACST. He is also technical leader of three-year project on CG index. He has published in top academic journals including Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Social Economics, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management etc.
In the field of teaching, Dr.Aydin has experience of almost teaching all economics courses at graduate and undergraduate levels including financial econometric, managerial economics, micro- and macro-economics, advanced economic analysis, labor economics, international economics, etc. He has received teaching excellence grants and awards few times. He has developed and conducted several effective teaching workshops at different universities.
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