Professor Erhun Ibrahim Kula graduated in economics from Marmara University and then obtained an MSc degree at the University College Swansea and a Ph.D from Leicester University.
His main fields of interest are environmental economics and cost-benefit analysis. He published widely in the leading international economic and environmental science journals. Also he is the author of eight books printed by leading publishing houses in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Some of these books have been translated into a number of foreign languages including Chinese. In 2012 and 2013 he was nominated for the Environmental Nobel Prize (ENI Award) for his research and publications on environmental protection.
He taught at Universities of Swansea, Ulster, London, Honk Kong, Hanoi and Bahcesehir. He supervised dozens of MSc and two Ph.D students who came from many corners of the world. One of his recent teachings was on cost-benefit analysis for the European Union civil servants at the DG Regio in Brussels. On a number of occasions he advised British and Irish governments on economic and environmental issues.