Güney Işıkara is Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research. He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business, and also holds a Master's in Economic and Social History from Vienna University.
Işıkara is a political economist whose research fields include political economy of the environment, comparative economic systems, economic theory and history. His current research focuses on the measurement of carbon footprint distribution and its interpretation from a political economy perspective. He is working on theoretical and practical approaches that treat the ecological collapse in an integrated framework together with social grievances. In relation to that, he is looking into means of universal provision of essential goods and services. His broader research interests encompass conceptualization and measurement of economic performance as well as well-being, and philosophy of science.
Prior to joining NYU, he worked at St.Francis College, New Jersey City University, St.John's University, and Boğaziçi University during his graduate school years.