Tevfik Murat is a PhD candidate in Political Science at University of Missouri - Columbia, where he also works as graduate assistant. He previously studied economics (BA) at Isik University - Istanbul and University of Bologna; economics and political science (MA) at University of Milan, with a course from St. Anthony's College - University of Oxford.

His research interests lie at the interface of economics and politics, and he is particularly interested in political economy of development, democratization, inequality and public policy outcomes.

During his studies in Italy, he developed particular interest in photography, Medieval history and music.

He is currently the assistant editor of Journal of Global Analysis (JGA) and the co-director of Policy Agendas Project Turkey.