Sedat Aybar, Professor of Economics and Finance, BSc. (Econ), MA (London), PhD (London), is the Head of Department of Economics and Finance at ─░stanbul Ayd─▒n University. He is the Director of African Studies Centre and China Study Centre at the same university.

He is the editor of Florya Chronicles of Political Economy. He taught, researched and published on a variety of topics that includes, International Political Economy, Banking and Finance in Economic Development, Central Bank Independence, African economies, China and Turkey. His work also include consultancies to the UNDP, ADB and ODA as well to various governments in Africa and Asia. He is the country team leader of EMGP Project.